Chapter 4. The Negative Side: Lack of Trust, Implicit Trust, Mistrust, Doubts and Diffidence

  1. Cristiano Castelfranchi and
  2. Rino Falcone

Published Online: 2 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470519851.ch4

Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model

Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model

How to Cite

Castelfranchi, C. and Falcone, R. (2010) The Negative Side: Lack of Trust, Implicit Trust, Mistrust, Doubts and Diffidence, in Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470519851.ch4

Author Information

  1. Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Agent Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael Wooldridge

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028759

Online ISBN: 9780470519851

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Keywords:

  • negative side - lack of trust, implicit trust, mistrust, doubts and diffidence;
  • theory of lack of trust, mistrust, diffidence - nature of pessimism and optimism in ‘giving credit’;
  • from mistrust to full trust;
  • mistrust as negative evaluation;
  • ‘trust’ and ‘mistrust’ excluding each other and ‘lack of trust’ and lack of mistrust, not fully incompatible;
  • ‘Fear,’ not just expectation of a danger or harm - neither is it emotion due to such expectation;
  • implicit and by default forms of trust;
  • trust insufficiency - when trust that X has in Y, not exceeding the threshold;
  • trust on credit - game of ignorance;
  • perceived ignorance and doubt

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From Lack of Trust to Diffidence: Not Simply a Matter of Degree

  • Lack of Trust

  • The Complete Picture

  • In Sum

  • Trust and Fear

  • Implicit and by Default Forms of Trust

  • Insufficient Trust

  • Trust on Credit: The Game of Ignorance

  • References