New Report Finds “Gaps and Variation” in Behavioral Science at NIH
A new NIH report emphasizes the importance of behavioral science in improving health, observes that support for these sciences at NIH is unevenly distributed, and makes recommendations for how to improve their support at the agency.
U.S. Senate Issues Budget Vision on NIH, NSF in 2022
Senate has advanced the dialogue on critical funding legislation that will strengthen the psychological science enterprise if it becomes law.
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on theory-of-mind development in deaf children, male variability in cooperation, hypnosis and visual tasks, attitude formation, early training and musical skills, whether children prioritize saving animals, and the use of moral language in the U.S. Congress.
U.S. Congress Includes APS Priorities in FY 21 Funding Legislation
With the stroke of the president’s pen, a new U.S. appropriations bill becomes law—and it’s one that carries good news for psychological science.
Amid Budget Process, U.S. House Underlines Value of Behavioral Science
As the U.S. Congress worked to develop the country’s budget for fiscal year 2021, behavioral science landed critical mentions among lawmakers’ priorities, a reflection of APS’s advocacy work with policymakers.
Congress Stops NIH From Implementing New Clinical Trials Policy
Congress has directed NIH to delay a new policy that would reclassify basic research involving humans as “clinical trials”, a change that APS opposed.