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Contemporary Mainstream Epidemiologic Theory: Biomedical and Lifestyle

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 5 critically analyzes the biomedical and lifestyle approaches dominating epidemiologic theorizing and research since the mid-20th century. Tracing the origins of the term “biomedicine,” it ... More


Analysing the role of science in public policy-making

Patrick van Zwanenberg and Erik Millstone

in BSE: risk, science and governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525813
eISBN:
9780191723902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525813.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides an evolutionary chronology of ideas about science and governance, differentiating in particular in terms of ‘technocratic’, ‘decisionist’, and ‘co-evolutionary’ models of the ... More


Introduction

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The introduction to Artificial Chemistries discusses its root in Artificial Life research before explaining with a simple example from the mathematical area of Arithmetic what we can imagine under an ... More


Evolution

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

After having discussed how life might have originated in the early Earth (chapter 6), chapter 7 looks at how living organisms evolve by natural selection. It does that from a quantitative ... More


Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being

Peter Anderson, Jürgen Rehm, and Robin Room (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714002
eISBN:
9780191782282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714002.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Evolutionary biology suggests that humans are active and functional with regard to addictive substances and behaviours, rather than being passive and vulnerable. This applies to a range of substances ... More


Passive vulnerability or active agency? An ecological and evolutionary perspective on human drug use

Roger J. Sullivan and Edward H. Hagen

in Impact of Addictive Substances and Behaviours on Individual and Societal Well-being

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198714002
eISBN:
9780191782282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714002.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Aetiological theory of human drug abuse has historically been dominated by the notion that drug use is initiated and sustained by biological and behavioural rewards and reinforcement. The ... More


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