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Author Resnick, Helaine E., rapporteur

Title Trust and confidence at the interfaces of the life sciences and society : does the public trust science? A workshop summary / Helaine E. Resnick, Keegan Sawyer, and Nancy Huddleston, rapporteurs ; Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Science Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 54 pages)) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Introduction -- What is trust? -- What do we know about public trust in science? -- Government, politics, science, and trust -- Full court press: trusted and trustworthy media -- Strategies to link knowledge with action
Summary "Does the public trust science? Scientists? Scientific organizations? What roles do trust and the lack of trust play in public debates about how science can be used to address such societal concerns as childhood vaccination, cancer screening, and a warming planet? What could happen if social trust in science or scientists faded? These types of questions led the Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a 2-day workshop on May 5-6, 2015 on public trust in science. This report explores empirical evidence on public opinion and attitudes toward life sciences as they relate to societal issues, whether and how contentious debate about select life science topics mediates trust, and the roles that scientists, business, media, community groups, and other stakeholders play in creating and maintaining public confidence in life sciences. Does the Public Trust Science? Trust and Confidence at the Interfaces of the Life Sciences and Society highlights research on the elements of trust and how to build, mend, or maintain trust; and examine best practices in the context of scientist engagement with lay audiences around social issues"--Publisher's description
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on version viewed November 30, 2015
Subject Biological Science Disciplines
Mass Media
Public Opinion
Communication in science -- United States -- Congresses
Life sciences -- United States -- Public opinion -- Congresses
Science in mass media -- Congresses
Communication in science.
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- General.
Science in mass media.
United States
United States.
Genre/Form Congress
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Huddleston, Nancy, rapporteur
Sawyer, Keegan, rapporteur
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.), issuing body
National Research Council (U.S.). Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences, issuing body
Does the public trust science? Trust and confidence at the intersection of the life sciences and society (Workshop) (2015 : Washington, D.C.)
LC no. 2016302436
ISBN 0309377935 electronic book
9780309377935 electronic book
Other Titles Does the public trust science