- Join forces with other behavioral and social science organizations to educate policy makers, journalists, and the public about the value of our sciences.
- Receive support for a Decade of Behavior Distinguished Lecturer at your annual meeting to foster cross-disciplinary behavioral and social sciences research (application required).
- Receive support to sponsor Congressional Briefings to inform policy makers about the relevance of the behavioral and social sciences to specific current issues (application required).
- Nominate your members for the Decade of Behavior Research Award to recognize research that has impacted policy or made other concrete contributions to solving social problems.
- Advance your members as experts in forums for the public, media, or government.
- Use Exploring Behavior Week materials in outreach programs to students.
- Expand links between your society and others on the Decade website.
- Increase the impact of your society's projects by bringing them under the Decade umbrella.
Collaborate in ongoing Decade of Behavior programs:
- Exploring Behavior Week: Bring the thrill of the behavioral and social sciences to future generations! Develop your own lesson-plan template to introduce secondary school students to your discipline, or translate existing materials (psychology) into your discipline / language.
- Policy Seminars: Translate research into action by educating policy and opinion makers about the importance of your discipline--sponsor briefings for politicians, government officials, and the press; seminars for news writers; and radio or talk-show programs.
- Distinguished Lectures: Apply for funding to bring a lecturer to speak on a Decade theme at your annual meeting.
- Special Publications: Dedicate a journal issue to topics on a Decade theme.
Bring the Decade of Behavior to your current activities:
- Increase the impact of your society's current projects related to the Decade themes by bringing them under the Decade of Behavior umbrella.
- Showcase your events on the Decade website.
Initiate new activities for the Decade of Behavior:
- Education: Present "Young Investigator Awards" for outstanding behavioral/social science project entries in school science fairs. Collaborate with universities/academic institutions to showcase research through lectures or open houses.
- Public Awareness: Contribute articles on behavioral/social science research to the popular press, e.g. a weekly/monthly "science column" in the local newspaper or magazine for young readers.
- Government: Advocate for increased funding and representation of the behavioral/social sciences.
Spread the word:
- Publish Decade of Behavior press releases in your society's newsletter or on your website.
- Request Decade of Behavior posters/postcards for mailings, or banners for Decade-sponsored events.
- Encourage colleagues in other behavioral/social science societies to join the Decade of Behavior.
- Help us track the Decade's growth by notifying us of your society's involvement and activities!
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or to obtain more information about the Decade of Behavior!