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Observer Article

A Seal of Approval for Clinical Treatments

In an age when all branches of health care face increasing scrutiny from regulatory bodies, APS Fellow Dean McKay, Evan M. Forman, Brett Thombs, and David F. Tolin emphasize the need to back mental-health interventions with hard, empirical evidence. The crucial first step, they agree, will be revising guidelines for determining whether a treatment qualifies as empirically sound. ... More>

Presidential Column

Thoughts on the Future of Data Sharing

APS President Nancy Eisenberg warns that recent federal policy changes on scientific data sharing could threaten the quality of data, the privacy of research participants, and even the design of studies. ... More>

National Institutes of Health Announce 4 Funding Opportunity Announcements

The National Institutes of Health Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) Common Fund Program intends to support a collaborative research infrastructure involving an interdisciplinary team of basic and clinical scientists to develop the foundation for an experimental medicine approach to behavior change. ... More>

How to Study the Brain

Presidential Column

Is Our Focus Becoming Overly Narrow?

In her inaugural Presidential Column, Nancy Eisenberg writes about the important role that behavioral measures play in understanding human function. ... More>