Follow the National Academies’ Ongoing Study of Alzheimer’s Disease
The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine conducts studies and issues reports on various topics of interest to the science community and broader public. One such study of interest to psychological scientists, titled the “Decadal Survey of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Dementias” is currently underway
NIH Encourages Studying the Social Contagion of Substance Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has issued a Notice of Special Interest inviting grant applications proposing to study the social contagion of behavior and substance abuse.
US Congress Cautions NIH on Clinical Trials Policies
The US Senate has instructed the National Institutes of Health to acknowledge the behavioral science community’s opposition to classifying basic research with humans as clinical trials.
NIH Center Strives for Fair Review of Grant Applications
The National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review is encouraging scientists to help improve the peer-review process for promising research initiatives in need of federal funding.
A Hypothesis-Based Approach: The Use of Animals in Mental Health Research
Head of NIMH discusses the use of animal models in mental health research, and what role animal research will have in the NIMH portfolio.
UK Research and Innovation Breaks Record for Largest Single Programmatic Investment in Mental Health
The £35 million investment is the largest single programmatic investment in mental health ever made by UK research councils and will use research expertise from a variety of disciplines to look at how our biology, environment and upbringing, shape this critical development stage, and how we can better treat, manage and prevent mental health problems.