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How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Testifying Before the US Congress

Arguing that behavioral science is a worthy investment, Hillary Anger Elfenbein helped fight funding cuts to a critical NSF program. ... More>


All of Science Stands Behind Behavioral Science at NSF


In an APS-inspired effort, the science and engineering community has joined forces to oppose cuts in funding for basic behavioral and social science research at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).... More>

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Anatomy of a New Federal Program


Not long ago, NIH invited 250 of the best scientific minds from universities across the country to advise on how to start a $120–150 million research project. It ended ten years later in not such a usual way — even for Washington — with a major new initiative at NIH called OppNet, shorthand for Basic Behavioral Science Opportunity Network, the focus of the recent meeting. We both believe its results are going to change the face of health care. ... More>

Groups Call for Scientists to Engage the Body Politic