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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education




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Upcoming Events

Biannual Meetings
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences

Keck Center

Spring Meeting: June 5-6, 2019, Washington, DC

Fall Meeting: November 20-21, 2019, Washington, DC

BBCSS Nominations

generational workforceBBCSS is seeking suggestions for individuals to consider for committee membership for a new study that will examine the methodologies and strength of existing literature regarding generational attitudes and behaviors in workforce management and employment practices.

After a thorough review of this literature, the committee will publish a report with a research agenda and conclusions and recommendations for employment practices. We seek committee members who are well-respected in their specified fields of study and work and have a broad appreciation of the domains relevant to the charge.

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BBCSS is in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (DBASSE) of the The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
 

 
 

 

 


Recent Publications

A Decadal Survey of the Social and Behavioral Sciences: A Research Agenda for Advancing Intelligence Analysis

SBS Decadal coverLReleased in March 2019, this Consensus Study Report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences recommends that the intelligence community (IC) make sustained collaboration with researchers in the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) a key priority as it develops research objectives for the coming decade.

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How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures

HPL2 coverThis consensus study report from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and the Board on Science Education summarizes identifies new findings related to neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments.

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Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief
Behavioral Economics and the Promotion of Health Among Aging Populations

Behavioral EconomicsThis new publication from the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences summarizes a workshop held June 2018 to discuss behavioral economics research and how to expand such research to be of benefit to older and middle-aged adults. The workshop looked at successful applications of the research; how to make them more effective; and focused on identifying approaches that could generate long-term benefits in areas of interest to the National Institute on Aging, such as decreasing sedentary behavior, promoting volunteering and social engagement, improving medical regimen adherence, and reducing inappropriate use of opioids and using opioids when medically necessary.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Learning from the Science of Cognition and Perception for Decision Making

Science of CognitionLThis workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to explore the state of the science on perception and cognition as it applies to how individuals trust and make sense of information.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes

Understanding NarrativesLThis workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to explore featured state-of-the-art narrative studies and examined cutting-edge questions relevant to national security and intelligence analysis.

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Proceedings of a Workshop
Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis for National Security Purposes

Workforce DevelopmentLThe workshop featured invited presentations and discussions to explore trends in workforce development and its applications for national security.

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