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Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Henry and Bryna David Lecture
Child Support in the Age of Complex Families: It's Critical, but it's Broken

Henry David Kathy EdinOctober 26, 2017
5:00 pm (reception to follow)
National Union Building
918 F Street, NW (directions)
Washington, DC

Kathryn Edin, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, will discuss how to strengthen child support in the age of complex families.

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Three Public Workshops
Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security

Decadal Flag Landscap SnapshotOctober 11, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

On October 11, 2017, the committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security will hold three separate public workshops. These workshops will feature invited presentations and discussions to explore the current state of the science and cutting-edge research opportunities in three different areas:

  1. social network thinking;
  2. changing socio-cultural dynamics; and
  3. trends and methods in international security.

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Symposium
20th Anniversary of BBCSS


BrooksGilbertBBCSS will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017.  The symposium will take place on October 19, 2017 in Washington, DC and will feature David Brooks, New York Times and Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University.

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Recent Publications

Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency: Sixth Edition

P&P 6This is the latest update to CNSTAT's flagship publication,  
Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency ("P&P"), which was first issued in 1992. Its purpose is to educate the executive and legislative branches of government on the important public good provided by strong federal statistical agencies. The sixth edition presents and comments on the document's core principles as they’ve been impacted by changes in laws, regulations, and other aspects of the environment of federal statistical agencies over the past four years. 

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Lessons Learned from Diverse Efforts to Change Social Norms and Opportunities and Strategies to Promote Behavior Change in Behavioral Health

Behavioral health imageThis proceedings from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Science summarizes presentations and discussions at two workshops convened in 2015 and provided input to the committee’s deliberations and contributed to the development of the report Ending Discrimination against People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders.

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The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities: A Report for the National Science Foundation

This report highlights the social, behavioral, and economic (SBE) sciences contributions to the missions of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the federal government and to society through research applied to business and industry and enhancing the U.S. economy.

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Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom

Seeing Students Learn Science Report CoverThis new report highlights ways to improve understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment. It is meant to help educators improve their understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment.

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