Expanding the Impact of NPSC via the
Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations
The National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives is partnering with five other behavioral science organizations to advance the application of our scientific knowledge and methods to benefit society. In addition to the NPSC, the Coalition of Behavioral Science Organizations (CBSO) includes the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Association for Contextual Behavior Science, the Association for Positive Behavior Support, the Evolution Institute, and the Society of Behavioral Medicine. For nearly a year, the CBSO’s organizations have been working to together to develop a joint position statement outlining our guiding principles and to progress the planning of coalition activities and objectives.
Many if not all of the problems that we face as societies are at their core problems of human behavior and environments. The CBSO members are confident that the knowledge behavioral and social scientists have accumulated about human behavior, coupled with the scientific methods we have generated and refined, can enable our societies to achieve unprecedented advances in human wellbeing. The CBSO’s joint statement fits well with NPSC’s vision: “Guided by science, the NPSC envisions a society that fosters nurturing environments and caring relationships for the well-being of all.”