Western societies today are facing a crisis of trust. Politicians, journalists, police officers, church officials, CEOs: all are increasingly distrusted. But what explains this lack of trust? and how is trust developed and maintained?
Drawing on a wide range of psychological theories, The Psychology of Trust addresses trust issues that are directly relevant to peoples' experiences in their daily lives. It seeks to identify the factors that cause people to trust, the contexts for and consequences of trust, and the crucial role that trust plays in humans and their relationships. It also explores the impact of a lack of trust, and what causes distrust of individuals, groups and organisations.
Ken J. Rotenberg examines topics such as deception, trust and health, trust in romantic relationships, trust in the police, trust in politicians, terrorism and trust, trust in the workplace, trust and religious faith, and building trust. The Psychology of Trust offers a fascinating insight into trust issues we all experience, and provides practical guidance regarding our own trust in others.
Professor Ken J. Rotenberg is Professor of Psychology at the University of Keele, UK. He has been an active researcher for over 40 years in the field of Psychology including the sub-disciplines of social psychology, clinical psychology, educational psychology, and developmental psychology. Many of his over 100 publications have addressed trust regarding children, adolescents, policing, physical health and mental health.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding Trust: A Crisis or Everything?
2. Lying and Trust: Sex, Lies and Videotape
3. Trust is a Delicate Balance
4. Developing Trust: Parents Can Get It Right!
5. Trust in Romantic Relationships: How Many Shades is Your Romantic Trust?
6. Trust and Health: The Road to Wellness?
7. Trust and the Police: Do You Trust the Police?
8. Trust in the Work Place: The Unseen and Seen Facets of Trust
9. Trust and Politics: The Emperor's Not Very New Clothes
10. Intergroup Trust and Terrorism: The Twin Towers and Beyond
11. Trust and Religious Faith: Do We Trust God?
12: Building Trust