Author: Andrea Horsman

Virtual Screening of Picture a Scientist March 4-6, 2021

    PICTURE A SCIENTIST A Film by Sharon Shattuck and Ian Cheney PICTURE A SCIENTIST is a feature-length documentary film chronicling the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers...

Quality relationships help make life what it is

  Owens Institute for Behavioral Research Fellow, Catherine O’Neal spends her time studying how people—especially couples and families—relate to each other and how they can do it better. She began training as a marriage and family therapist but fell in love with...

Steven Beach Named UGA Regents Professor

The University's newest Regents Professor is OIBR's past Director, Steven R.H. Beach, Distinguished Research Professor in the department of psychology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. This honor is bestowed by the Board of Regents of the University...

January 4, 2021 | Volume 40, Issue 1

January 5, 2021, Volume 40 Issue 1 | PDF Featured News A Message from the Executive Director New from COSSA COSSA Issues Recommendations for the Incoming Biden Administration January Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on COSSA’s 2021 Policy Priorities NSF’s Kellina...

December 22, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 25

December 22, 2020, Volume 39 Issue 25 | PDF Featured News NIH Releases Report on COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Congressional News Congress Passes Final FY 2021 Funding, COVID Relief, Closing the Books on an Extraordinary Year Executive Branch News Evidence Building Advisory...

December 8, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 24

December 8, 2020, Volume 39 Issue 24 | PDF Featured News NSF Invites Proposals for New SBE-Led Initiatives on Strengthening Infrastructure, Broadening Participation in Entrepreneurship, and Enhancing Social Science Capacity at Minority-Serving Institutions New from COSSA December Headlines to Feature Deep...

November 24, 2020 | Volume 39, Issue 23

November 24, 2020, Volume 39 Issue 23 | PDF Featured News Senate Releases Appropriations Bills Ahead of Omnibus Negotiations New from COSSA “Why Social Science” Can Help Us Combat Pandemic Fatigue Executive Branch News NIH to Hold Webinar on Basic Experimental...

Robert Vandenberg elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management

For four decades, OIBR Fellow and Terry College of Business management professor Robert Vandenberg has found new ways to accurately assess the attitudes, feelings and behaviors that employees experience in the workplace. Vandenberg, who serves as head of the Department of Management and the...

Owens Institute celebrates a half-century of collaborative research

  [caption id="attachment_8251" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Lillian Eby joined UGA’s psychology department in 1996, participated in the mentoring program for faculty created by the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, and became OIBR director in 2013. (Photo by Beth Chang)[/caption]   With 199 affiliated faculty...

November 10, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 22

Featured News President-Elect Biden and a Divided Congress: 2021 Policy Outlook New from COSSA COSSA Executive Director Featured on “Momentum HSS” Podcast November Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on 2020 Election Congressional News Senate Kicks Off Lame Duck Session...

October 27, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 21

Featured News ASA Webinar Corrects the Record on “Race and Sex Stereotyping” Executive Actions New from COSSA CJRA, COSSA Host “Ask a Criminologist” Briefing Addressing Policing and Community Relations “Why Social Science?” Looks at Women and Political Ambition Congressional...

October 13, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 20

Featured News Get Out the Vote with “Vote Science Strong” New from COSSA CJRA and COSSA to Host “Ask a Criminologist” Virtual Briefing on Police and Community Relations COSSA and NIH Minority Health Institute Discuss COVID-19 Response Congressional News ...

September 29, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 19

Featured News Administration Expands Ban on “Promotion” of Structural Racism/Sexism to Contractors, Grantees New from COSSA COSSA to Co-Host Symposium on “Responding to COVID-19: Emerging Insights from SBE Sciences” October COSSA Headlines to Feature Deep Dive on Presidential Election...

September 15, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 18

Featured News Remembering James Jackson (1944-2020) New from COSSA COSSA Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Extend Census Deadline Congressional News House Science Committee Holds Hearing on the Impact of COVID-19 on University Research Executive Branch News White House Directs Federal...

September 1, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 17

Featured News National Academies Study on COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Releases Discussion Draft, Seeks Feedback (Short Turnaround) Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA in Action September Headlines to Feature Deep Dive Discussion with Dr. Annette Anderson of the Johns Hopkins Center for...

August 4, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 16

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Congress Struggling to Reach Agreement on COVID-19 Relief, Potentially Delaying August Recess Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Board Seeks Nominations for At-Large Seat August Headlines Webinar to Feature Deep Dive Discussion on the "Psychology of COVID-19" with Dr....

July 21, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 15

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS House Appropriations Committee Approves FY 2021 Funding Bills Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS House Budget Committee Holds Hearing on Federal R&D Spending FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS HHS Bypasses CDC in COVID-19 Data Collection, Sparking Concerns NIH Releases Agency-Wide...

July 7, 2020 Volume 39 | Issue 14

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Federal Research Agencies Release Guidance on OMB's Administrative Flexibility Changes Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA IN ACTION July's Headlines Webinar to Feature Deep Dive Discussion on NSF/NASEM Network to Answer COVID Policy Questions "Why Social Science?" Features Experts on Policing CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Funding for...

June 23, 2020, Volume 39 | Issue 13

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS White House Issues Ban on Entry of Skilled Foreign Workers Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA IN ACTION Letters & Statements CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Policing Research Bill Introduced as Congress Continues Focus on Police Reform FEDERAL AGENCY & ADMINISTRATION NEWS Sethuraman Panchanathan Confirmed as Next NSF Director Nomination...

June 9, 2020. Volume 39 | Issue 12

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Message from COSSA on Police Violence and Racial Injustice Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA IN ACTION June's Headlines Webchat to Feature Deep Dive Discussion on Police Violence with Dr. Kristin Dukes CONGRESSIONAL NEWS Congress Looking to Move FY 2021 Funding Bills in Coming...

May 26, 2020, Volume 39 | Issue 11

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS Recordings of COVID-19-Related COSSA Headlines Webinars Now Available Census Releases First COVID-19 Household Data National Academies Holds Webinar on COVID-19 and Extreme Environmental Events Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA IN ACTION COSSA Submits Testimony in Support of FY 2021 Funding for Health, Education...

May 12, 2020, Volume 39 | Issue 10

In This Issue FEATURED NEWS COSSA Advocates Tell Congress to Use Social Science to Fight COVID-19 Congress Remains Focused on COVID-19 NSF, National Academies Launch Network to Connect Social Scientists to COVID-19 Policymakers Golden Goose Award Seeks Nominations Related to COVID-19 Research Notable COVID-19 Resources COSSA IN...

Gene Brody & Colleagues Awarded $10 million NIH Center of Excellence Grant

[caption id="attachment_8409" align="alignright" width="435"] Photo by Amy Ware[/caption] Growing up in poverty and experiencing racial discrimination can affect physical health, and a research team led by Owens Institute Fellow, Gene Brody, a Regents’ Professor and director of the Center for Family...

Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Jennifer Samp

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Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Kristen Bub

Kristen Bub Kristen BubOIBR AffiliateAssociate Professor, Educational PsychologyTopic:  Impact that COVID-19 has on pre-k children’s school readiness skills as they transition to kindergarten and then through first grade. Dr. Kristen Bub is working with the Clarke County School District to examine the...

Tessa Andrews
Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Tessa Andrews

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Janani Rajbhandari-Thapa
Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Janani Thapa

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Henry Young
Social & Behavioral Science Spotlight – Henry Young

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