Trust (Social Sciences)

Trust (Social Sciences)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In a social context, trust has several connotations. Definitions of trust typically refer to a situation characterised by the following aspects: One party is willing to rely on the actions of another party; the situation is directed to the future. In addition, the trustor abandons control over the actions performed by the trustee. As a consequence, the trustor is uncertain about the outcome of the other's actions; he can only develop and evaluate expectations. The uncertainty involves the risk of failure or harm to the trustor if the trustee will not behave as desired. Trust can be attributed to relationships between people. It can be demonstrated that humans have a natural disposition to trust and to judge trustworthiness that can be traced to the neurobiological structure and activity of a human brain, and can be altered e.g. by the application of oxytocin.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Typpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136404834
  • 9786136404837