Below are examples of APA-recommended wording that has been incorporated in this year's spending bills.
Behavioral research at the military service laboratories
"The Committee recognizes that psychological scientists address a broad range of important issues and problems vital to our national security through the three military research laboratories: the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Army Research Institute, and the Office of Naval Research. Given the increasingly complex demands on our military personnel, research on such areas as cognitive readiness and decision-making under stress is critically important. The Committee strongly encourages the service laboratories to fully fund their behavioral research programs."
National Institute on Aging
"Behavioral research--The Committee recognizes the NIA's efforts to spur research on aging and cognitive function, and it urges the Institute to focus on the many difficult questions involved in long-term maintenance of positive behavior change. The Committee applauds efforts in the Behavioral and Social Research branch to encourage multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary behavioral economics research that may address questions of savings and resource allocation in the pre- and post-retirement populations."
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
"The Committee strongly supports SAMHSA's Federal leadership role to improve the quality and availability of empirically based prevention and treatment services in the areas of mental health and substance abuse. To further the translation of research knowledge into practice, the Committee encourages ongoing collaboration between SAMHSA and the National Institutes of Health (specifically with the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.) The Committee believes concerted efforts should be undertaken to reduce the current 15- to 20-year lag between the discovery of an effective treatment or intervention and its availability at the community level."
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