The Truth About Trust

The Truth About Trust : How It Determines Success in Life, Love, Learning, and More

3.68 (163 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


This one s worth reading. Trust me. Daniel Gilbert, PhD, bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness
Issues of trust come attached to almost every human interaction, yet few people realize how powerfully their ability to determine trustworthiness predicts future success. David DeSteno s cutting-edge research on reading trust cues with humanoid robots has already excited widespread media interest. In The Truth About Trust, the renowned psychologist shares his findings and debunks numerous popular beliefs, including Paul Zak s theory that oxytocin is the moral molecule. From education and business to romance and dieting, DeSteno s fascinating, paradigm-shifting book offers new insights and practical takeaways that will forever change how readers understand, communicate, and make decisions in every area of life."
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 15.24mm | 215g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142181668
  • 9780142181669
  • 103,750

About David Desteno

David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, where he is director of the Social Emotions Group. He lives in Massachusetts.
show more

Review quote

Praise for "The Truth About Trust" "[DeSteno] does an excellent job presenting evidence and deriving practical conclusions for how trust works in everyday life." -"Scientific American Mind" "Smart, fun, and informative, "The Truth About Trust" describes the most frightening, most wonderful, and most human thing we do: putting our fates in someone else's hands. This one's worth reading. Trust me." --Daniel Gilbert, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard and bestselling author of "Stumbling on Happiness" "Trusting others puts us at risk. Yet failure to trust entails risk as well. The ability to navigate through this minefield successfully is one of life's most valuable assets. DeSteno provides by far the best account of what science has learned about how we do this. "The Truth About Trust" is also a terrific read." --Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management at Cornell and bestselling author of "The Economic Naturalist "and "The Darwin Economy" ""The Truth About Trust "tackles some of the most important and challenging issues in life. Psychologist David DeSteno takes a fresh look at fundamental questions, from gauging the trustworthiness of others to whether you can trust yourself." --Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of "Give and Take" "Fresh insight into a necessary part of everyday life...In concise prose backed by engaging stories, the author addresses the pros and cons of common issues such as trusting a business transaction, using trust in learning situations and the need for trust in personal relationships." --"Kirkus Reviews"
show more

Rating details

163 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 21% (35)
4 37% (61)
3 32% (52)
2 7% (11)
1 2% (4)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X