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Press Release 08-207

NSF Priority Area Awards $28 Million in New Grants and Ends Its Run

Human and social dynamics research improved knowledge about change in human systems

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The National Science Foundation's recently issued a final set of awards from its Human and Social Dynamics priority area, which includes an award to study how building dams impacts individuals, communities and the environment.

HSD was a five-year initiative designed to increase understanding of change complexities in human systems. Researchers from various scientific and engineering disciplines joined with researchers from education, law, public policy, health and other research communities to study the dynamics of human and social behavior at all levels, including that of the human mind.

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