A Matter of Trust

Examining trust over lifespans

A Matter of Trust Bloggers

Lucy Betts, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University in the UK.


Pamela Qualter, Ph.D., is a Reader in Developmental Psychology, School of Psychology, at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK.


Ken Rotenberg, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Keele University in the UK. He researches trust, loneliness, and other areas.


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About A Matter of Trust

People often wonder why trust matters. Four Blogs will deal with that issue. This Blog highlights that the decision to trust others confront men and women every day. The Basis, Domain, and Dimension (BDT) framework (Rotenberg, 2012) is provided as an account of trust in social interaction.  The other trust Blogs are:  (a) Do You Trust the “Right” Amount? (b) But Grandmother! What Big Teeth You Have or Why Your Mother or Father Read Fables to You, and, (c) The Role of Parents in Children’s Trust: What Can We Do to Promote Our Children’s Trust?

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Just Say It

When and how should we open up to loved ones?