Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Ross, W. H. 2010. Trust. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Trust is a multifaceted concept typically defined as “the expectancy of positive outcomes that one can receive based on the expected action of another party in an interaction characterized by uncertainty” (Bhattacharya, Devinney, & Pillutla, 1998). It is a variable that is of interest to scientists and practitioners working in a variety of areas of psychology involving interpersonal relationships, including marital, social, and business relationships. Psychologists treat trust as both a dispositional (personality) variable and a temporary state.
- personality factors;
- social interaction;