Trust and reciprocity : misunderstandings

  title={Trust and reciprocity : misunderstandings},
  author={Cristiano Castelfranchi},
We contest a reductive view of trust, quite diffused in economics, and in studies influenced by the Game-Theory framework: the idea that trust has necessarily to do with contexts requiring ‘‘reciprocation’’; or that trust is trust in the other’s reciprocation. A multi-layer cognitive model of trust will be proposed. Trust is not conceived only as an attitude towards the other, implying different kinds of beliefs (evaluations, expectations, beliefs on the other’’s motives, etc.), but also as a… CONTINUE READING

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