Psychological Foundations of Trust

  title={Psychological Foundations of Trust},
  author={Jeffry A. Simpson},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={264 - 268}
  • J. Simpson
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
Trust lies at the foundation of nearly all major theories of interpersonal relationships. Despite its great theoretical importance, a limited amount of research has examined how and why trust develops, is maintained, and occasionally unravels in relationships. Following a brief overview of theoretical and empirical milestones in the interpersonal-trust literature, an integrative process model of trust in dyadic relationships is presented. 

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