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Published: 23 August 2012

144 Pages | Two black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199697342

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Trust: A Very Short Introduction

Katherine Hawley

Very Short Introductions

  • Explores the concept of trust; a key social and cultural issue
  • Draws on a range of disciplines to show how trust is at the centre of many concepts, including biology, psychology, and even game theory
  • Reflects on the nature and importance of trust - why do we value it? why do we want to be trusted, rather than distrusted?
  • Explores the practical and personal consequences of trusting and being trusted
  • Considers the evolutionary aspects of trust and its impacts
  • Part of the best-selling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide