Interpersonal Trust during Childhood and Adolescence

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Ken J. Rotenberg
Cambridge University Press, Jun 24, 2010 - Psychology
Since the beginnings of psychology as a discipline, interpersonal trust has been regarded as a crucial aspect of human functioning. Basic levels of interpersonal trust among people were believed to be necessary for the survival of society and the development of successful psychosocial functioning. Some research has shown that interpersonal trust is linked to physical health, cognitive functioning, and social functioning (including close relationships) across development. This book presents research in the growing field of interpersonal trust during childhood and adolescence (up to the onset of adulthood). It deals with the extent to which children and adolescents demonstrate the multiple facets of trust and trustworthiness, and how these multiple facets affect their social relationships with a wide range of social contacts: parents, peers, and social groups. It will be of interest to developmental, social, educational and clinical psychologists.
 

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Contents

3 Neurobiology of interpersonal trust
28
Section II Childhood
85
6 Social relation and mutual influence analyses of childrens interpersonal trust
110
7 Siblings and trust
133
8 The role of promises for childrens trustworthiness and honesty
155
Section III Adolescence and early adulthood
201
12 A new scale for the assessment of adolescents trust beliefs
247
14 Promoting intergroup trust among adolescents and young adults
295
Index
322
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