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Winter 2018 - Issue 20

BOARD ON BEHAVIORAL, COGNITIVE,
AND SENSORY SCIENCES (BBCSS) 

 

CURRENT AND ONGOING ACTIVITIES

BBCSS 20th Anniversary Talks Now Available Online! 

 
       





Last fall, BBCSS held a symposium commemorating its 20th anniversary at The National Academies. Keynote speakers included David Brooks of the New York Times and outstanding scholars, some who currently serve on the Board and others from previous terms. Also featured were scholars emerging in their fields as well as an impressive panel of scientists from various government agencies and professional societies. You can now watch the interesting and often visionary presentations made during the event in DC by choosing a picture above or using the links below to view all talks.
 
View the keynote discussion  |  Watch all videos  |  More information about the event  

Sponsors: American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, American Statistical Association, Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health—National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Aging, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research—and the National Science Foundation.

  

Reproducibility and Replicability in Science  


The Reproducibility and Replicability study held its first meeting in December 2017 and the videos of the open session are now available on our website. The next meeting will be held on February 22-23, 2018, and registration is now open to attend the open session (or you can register to watch the webcast online). 

Agenda | Register for the meeting  |  More information on the study

Sponsor: National Science Foundation


 
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Harvey Fineberg, Chair of the Committee,
speaks to Joan Ferrini-Mundy
of sponsoring agency NSF.
  Professional societies involved in the social
and behavioral sciences provided testimony
during the first committee meeting on their
efforts in this arena.
 

Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security:
A Decadal Survey
 


The Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and Applications for National Security is well underway on the first ever SBS decadal survey. Outreach to and input from relevant scientific communities are signature components of decadal surveys. In line with these efforts, the Committee hosted six distinct separate workshops in Washington, DC. Three were held in October, 2017: 1) Changing Socio-cultural Dynamics and Implications for National Security; 2) Leveraging Advances in Social Network Thinking for National Security; and 3) Emerging Trends and Methods in International Security. Another three were held in January 2018: 4) Learning from the Science of Cognition and Perception for Decision-Making; 5) Workforce Development and Intelligence Analysis for National Security Purposes; 6) Understanding Narratives for National Security Purposes. Each workshop was webcast, available to view on our website, and will be transformed into individual Workshop Proceedings. Please visit the study website for additional information regarding the study, committee meetings, requests for information, and workshops.

More information on the Decadal Survey project

Sponsor: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
 



In the workshop on Learning from the Science of Cognition and Perception for Decision Making,
Edward Awh from the University of Chicago introduces participants to the concepts of working
memory and attention as well as individual limits on these memory capacities.

 

Assessing the Minerva Research Initiative—Public Meeting on April 12, 2018


The Committee on Assessing the Minerva Research Initiative and the Contribution of Social Science to Addressing Security Concerns held its first meeting on January 16-17. The next meeting is scheduled for April 12-13, with a public session on April 12. The Minerva Research Initiative is a university-based social science research program sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) aimed at encouraging basic social science research to improve DoD’s understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape the world. The committee has been tasked to address: (1) quality and impact of the program, (2) processes and procedures that may affect the success of the program, and (3) direction and vision based on the challenges of the world today. For more information or to register for the public session, please visit the project website.

More information about the study  

Sponsor: Department of Defense


 

BOARD MEMBER NEWS

Thanks to Departing Board Members, James Jackson and John Monahan


James Jackson (University of Michigan) and John Monahan (University of Virginia) have concluded their terms of service with BBCSS. We thank them for their service and good spirit over the years! We wish them well in all future endeavors and hope to see them soon in the halls of the National Academies.

                                       
 



2018 Awardees Announced


Barbara A. Dosher and Richard M. Shiffrin will receive the 2018 Atkinson Prizes in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences. Dosher is recognized for her groundbreaking work on human memory, attention, and learning. Shiffrin is honored for pioneering contributions to the investigation of memory and attention. Each recipient will receive a $100,000 prize.

More information


Barbara A. Dosher—dean, School of Social Sciences and professor, cognitive sciences at the University of California, Irvine—is a member of the National Academy of Sciences; a member of the Board on Human-Systems Integration; and a member of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences’ Committee on Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: A Decadal Survey.


Richard M. Shiffrin—distinguished professor and Luther Dana Waterman professor of psychological and brain sciences, Indiana University—is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a former member of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education advisory committee. 

                              

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 22-23, 2018  The second meeting of the Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science will be held at the Keck Center, Room 101 in Washington, DC.  
More information 
 |  Register for this event
April 12-13, 2018 The second meeting of the Committee on Assessing the Minerva Research Initiative and the Contribution of Social Science to Addressing Security Concerns will be held at the Keck Center in Washington, DC
More information  |  Register for this event
April 18-19, 2018  The third meeting of the Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science will be held at the Keck Center in Washington, DC.  
More information

May 31- June 1, 2018  The fourth meeting of the Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science will be held at the Keck Center in Washington, DC.  
More information

June 4-5, 2018   The Workshop on Behavioral Economics and Promotion of Health Among Aging Populations will be held at the Keck Center in Washington, DC.
More Information
June 7-8, 2018  The BBCSS Bi-Annual Spring Meeting will take place at the Keck Center, room 101/206 in Washington, DC. 
More Information about upcoming BBCSS meetings

October 24-25, 2018  The BBCSS Bi-Annual Fall Meeting will take place at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. 
More Information about upcoming BBCSS meetings

 

BBCSS Members

Susan T. Fiske, Chair
John Baugh
Laura L. Carstensen
Judy R. Dubno
Jennifer Lynn Eberhardt
Robert L. Goldstone
Daniel R. Ilgen
Nancy G. Kanwisher
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser
Bill Maurer
Steven E. Petersen
Dana M. Small
Timothy J. Strauman
Jeremy M. Wolfe


Barbara Wanchisen, Director

 

BBCSS Sponsors

Core Support
National Science Foundation
National Institute on Aging
National Aeronautics and
    Space Administration
 

 

Project Support
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
American Educational Research Association
American Psychological Association
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
Institute of Education Sciences/U.S. Department of Education
National Institutes of Health:
   National Institute on Aging
   National Cancer Institute
   Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research
Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
U.S. Army Research Institute
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

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