FABBS is a coalition of scientific societies that share an interest in advancing the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Our goal is to promote human potential and well-being through research knowledge gained from these sciences. We communicate the importance and contributions of basic and applied research in these areas to policy makers and the public. We work in close cooperation with scientific societies in the fields of social science, psychology, education, and neuroscience. Academic units and corporations that share these goals support the organization as affiliates.
Our sister organization, FABBS Foundation, was created in 2004 to conduct educational activities that enhance understanding of the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. FABBS Foundation also recognizes eminent, senior scientists who have made significant contributions to our sciences.
FABBS represents the interests of its scientific societies by:
Educating federal representatives and Congress about the importance of research in the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior
Advocating for legislation and policy that enhance training and research
Providing sources of expertise and knowledge to federal agencies, Congress, and the media
Encouraging the sound use of science in the creation of public policy
Fostering effective interaction between agencies and organizations that fund research and the community of scientists and scientific societies
Facilitating information exchange among constituent societies as well as other scientific organizations