Policy

There have been a good many discussions of the complicated and challenging inter- relationships between behavioral science research and social policy or program development, viewed from a variety of perspectives (White, 1996; Zigler & Hall, 1999). Some have considered the various ways in which research findings may be used (or More

APS Fellow and Charter Member Roxane Cohen Silver was recently named to a new nine-member national advisory panel on homeland security, the Academe and Policy Research Senior Advisory Committee. Silver, a University of California, Irvine psychology professor and the only psychologist on the committee, is a nationally recognized expert in More

Behavioral Science at NIH: FY 2004 Appropriations Report Language The following report language appeared in Senate Report 108-81, which accompanied the Senate’s funding for the National Institute of Health in FY 04. National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Behavioral Research – The Committee believes NIGMS has a scientific mandate More

The Supreme Court recently ruled, by a 5-4 majority, that racial diversity is indeed a compelling interest of higher education. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor supported this conclusion, stating in her June 23 opinion that such diversity “better prepares students for an increasingly diverse workforce and society, and better prepares them More