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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
New Report Concludes Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Help Advance National Health, Prosperity and Defense
National Science Foundation News Release
July 18, 2017
At the request of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has produced areport, "The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities." The report concludes that social, behavioral and economic sciences (SBE) further NSF's mission to advance U.S. health, prosperity, welfare and defense.
"Nearly every major challenge the United States faces -- from alleviating unemployment to protecting itself from terrorism -- requires understanding the causes and consequences of people's behavior," the report says.