Environmental health decision making can be a complex undertaking, as
there is the need to navigate and find balance among three core elements: science,
policy, and the needs of the American public. Much of environmental
health decision making started in the 1950s and 1960s and was focused on
health effects of simple environmental exposures. However, scientific knowledge
has rapidly changed as new technologies and new insights into the complexity
of environment–health interactions have emerged.
Astronomy is certainly the oldest science and that of astronomer probably the
oldest profession. This second assertion is notoriously debatable, but one can safely
assume that in a primitive civilized society the (remunerated) shaman or priest had to
be an astronomer to be credible.
A discussion of the requirements for policy-oriented future studies — saliency, credibility, transformability into policymaking inputs, and desirability by the policymaking system.To be salient, future studies should relate alternative futures to present decisions, deal with matters of actual or potential concern, recognize possible future developments, examine critical issues even if unlink......
The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer is the firm’s 13th annual trust and credibility survey. The survey was produced by research firm Edelman Berland and consisted of 20-minute online interviews conducted October 16, 2012 – November 29, 2012. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer online survey sampled 26,000 general population respondents with an oversample of 5,800 informed publics ages 25-64 across 26 countries.
"This book is a timely collection of reviews of fundamental processes in the compartments and chemical components of the cerebral micro-environments...its contents prove rewarding reading for the neuroclinician." - Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery "The book targets researchers, graduate students, and educators who face constant challenges on how to modify the external environment of a specific neuron in order to obtain specific behavioral results. The author is a credible authority on the subject but I think the scope of the book has an audience beyond that proposed by the author.
I hope the reader will find inspiration from the
new concepts described in this work.
What is presented is a new approach to the
metallurgy of castings. Not everything in the book
can claim to be proved at this stage. Ultimately,
science proves itself by underpinning good
technology. Thus, not only must it be credible but,
in addition, it must really work. Perhaps we may
never be able to say for certain that it is really true,
but in the meantime it is proposed as a piece of
knowledge as reliable as can now be assembled
The first edition of Psychology and Law was published in spring 1998. Much of the
text was written in 1995–6, and the last eight years have seen a number of
important developments in research and practice in most of the areas covered in
the book. The volume of new research in the psychology and law area is reflected
in the launch of several new journals, including the British Psychological
Society’s Legal and Criminological Psychology and the International Journal of Police
Science and Management.