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Behavioral Sciences & Leadership

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Our program lays the foundation for the understanding of yourself, others, and how groups work together. Concentrations within this program are psychology, sociology, leadership, human factors, and the health professions.

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No matter what you do in life, there is one irrefutable fact: you’ll be working with other people. Therefore, your success in any field will depend largely on your understanding of yourself, others, and the ability to work together. The study of Behavioral Sciences lays the foundation for this understanding.

The U.S. Air Force Academy Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership has roughly 40 faculty members who, in addition to curricular efforts, support the Dean of the Faculty, the Cadet Training Wing, and other DoD agencies in leadership training and development, work climate assessment and military training. The department also conducts Air Force-relevant research benefiting the development of cadets, supporting the needs of the Air Force, and contributing the disciplinary body of knowledge.

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September 7, 2022

Cadets benefit from Academy-led concussion research

Cadets set up an EEG to monitor brain activity as part of concussion research at the U.S. Air Force Academy, 2017.  By Blaire Brush U.S. Air Force Academy Strategic Communications U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – A behavioral science professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy is garnering international attention for his concussion research. Dr. Christopher D’Lauro’s study about underrepresentation of women in concussion research was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and cited in a Washington Post article. Next month D’Lauro will attend the 6th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport. There experts will use the...

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March 4, 2020

Senior NCO beats odds, fulfills dream of teaching

Master Sgt. Gloria Kuzmicki is a Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership instructor at the Air Force Academy's Dean of Faculty. She teaches approximately 300 freshman, sophomore and junior cadets.  Story and photos by Master Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes, March 4, 2020 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - “Educate,” “Motivate” and “Inspire” -- three words Master Sgt. Gloria Kuzmicki said she’s tried to live by during her near two-decade Air Force career. It seems fitting, then, that she’s an enlisted academic instructor at the Air Force Academy. “I didn’t think that teaching in the academic classroom was something I would...

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October 15, 2019

5 research projects AF Academy cadets are working on today

By Janine Dreger, Oct. 15, 2019 U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Ever wonder what cadet researchers are doing these days at the Air Force Academy? Here’s five projects we think are very interesting. Falcon Satellite Program All systems are “go” for FalconSat-6, a 400-pound satellite designed and built by cadets. It’s been in orbit for 10-months, receiving and transmitting information allowing cadets to track the progress of several space-technology projects. New Dimensions Cadets are developing technology to give pilots mission information during their “debriefs” in three dimensions. If cadets have their way, our pilots will eventually wear 3-D glasses to...

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