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Recent Reports

The Context of Military Environments: An Agenda for Basic Research on Social and Organizational Factors Relevant to Small Units

CME coverLThis report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences presents recommendations to the U.S. Army Research Institute for a program of basic scientific research on the roles of social and organizational contextual factors, such as organizational institutions, culture, and norms, as determinants and moderators of the performance of individual soldiers and small units.

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Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Common Rule Consensus Cover LThis new report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, is the product of a consensus study to inform the efforts of the federal government in revising regulations (the “Common Rule”) that protect human participants in research.

New Video Available based on the report!

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New Directions in Assessing Performance Potential of Individual and Groups: Workshop Summary

Assessing Individuals CoverLThis new report explores the answers to questions on making efficient and accurate assessments of large pools of job applicants, measuring individual performance potential, as well as creating group compositions to maximize collective capacity to perform. The report focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to individual and group testing in a wide range of assessment settings and conditions. It provides up-to-date information on measurement science in a number of areas as well as addressing ethical considerations.

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Upcoming Events

International Convention of Psychological Science, 2015

AmsterdamJoin BBCSS on March 13-14 in Amsterdam for a discussion about the forthcoming report on team science (March 13 - 12:30 - 1:50 pm) and a presentation by board director Barbara Wanchisen about the work of BBCSS, including the impact of various BBCSS reports over the years (March 14 - 6:00-7:00 pm).

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Lessons Learned from Diverse Efforts to Change Social Norms

Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Norms

March 18, 2015
Keck Center, Room 100

This workshop is an activity of the Standing Committee on the Science of Changing Behavioral Health Social Norms to assist the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in its efforts to implement strategies that improve attitudes and beliefs about mental and substance use disorders. The workshop will explore lessons learned from previous media, communication, and other types of campaigns to change attitudes and behaviors in public health or other arenas.  Registration for this event will start February 2, 2015.

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BBCSS 2015 Spring Meeting

Washington, DCThe spring board meeting is will be held on June 3-4, 2015 in Washington, DC.  More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. 

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Susan FiskeSusan T. Fiske (NAS) started in her new role as Chair of BBCSS on January 1. Fiske is well-known for many scientific accomplish-ments including her work in social cognition, especially cognitive stereotypes and emotional prejudices, at cultural, interpersonal, and neural levels. She studies how people think about each other vis-a-vis the continuum model of impression formation, the power-as-control theory, the ambivalent sexism theory, and the stereotype content model (SCM). She replaces John Cacioppo, who served as BBCSS chair for the last three years.

January 2015 News from BBCSS


Jan 2015 BBCSS NewsletterFind out more about recent and upcoming activities of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences in the latest edition of our newsletter.

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