About the book
Humans are social creatures. We need each other and so we have had to learn how to trust each other. What goes into developing trust? Are there certain elements that are required? Neural pathways? How do people manipulate another's trust? Are there tricks that they use? Are some individuals more at risk of having their trust betrayed? Once trust is betrayed can it be fully engaged again or is it damaged? Do animals trust similarly to humans or have aspects of trust changed as we have evolved?
This volume aims to help in understanding the psychology of trust. Trust is used to sell products and encourage investments. It can be abused and betrayed. Trust has moved from personal interactions to trusting machines and placing our trust in global concepts like the Internet. Does that affect how we view trust? Within circles of trust are there special considerations for certain relationships, such as for our leaders or mental health providers? How do we believe in unknowable concepts and find trust in Universal guidance and religion? This volume aims to provide an understanding of trust from its simple elements to its more profound effect on human society.