Almost All the President's Men

It was over 40 years ago that Watergate burst upon our TVs. Did the former president and his men start trust in politicians on a road to destruction? Are there really declines in trust in politicians and, if so, why? Does trust in politicians even matter at all? This blog provides answers to those fundamental questions. Again it is proposed that trust really does matter.

Almost All the President's Men

It was over 40 years ago that Watergate burst upon our TVs. Did the former president and his men start trust in politicians on a road to destruction? Are there really declines in trust in politicians and, if so, why? Does trust in politicians even matter at all? This Blog provides answers to those fundamental questions. Again it is proposed that trust really does matter.

Hands-Up!

Despite the controversies surrounding the police, it is worthwhile to ponder what would happen if we stopped trusting the police. What would happen to the security enjoyed by people in democratic societies today if that trust was absent? This blog discusses whether or not trust in the police is low and declining as well as whether police women get the respect they deserve.

We Can Get It Right

Do parents affect their children’s trust in others and their social development? As a parent, how can I promote my child’s trust in me? This blog provides answers to those questions guided by Attachment Theory and the Basis, Domain, and Dimension trust framework. It provides parents with recommendations for promoting children's trust in them in the face of life changes.

50 Shades of Trust

The novel Fifty Shades of Grey is a popular book that depicts highly erotic behavior of BDSM. Trust is not only necessary for BDSM but for all forms of sustained consensual sexual intimacy. According to this Blog, trust is fundamental to the act of sex, sustained sexual intimacy, the survival of our offspring, and thus the very survival of our species

The Silent Suffering of Eating Disorders

Millions of women suffer from eating disorders.Tragically our research show that they often suffer in silence. This blog describes our research that shows that people with eating disorders (e.g., bulimia nervosa) show social withdrawal syndrome in which they have low trust beliefs in others, an unwillingness to disclose, and loneliness. These prevent treatment.

Is Your Lover Getting Two Valentines?

Can you trust your romantic partner? Are you experiencing jealousy in a romantic relationship? The Blog gives an insight into the prevalence of infidelity and its causes. It summarizes the research on trust and jealousy as well as gives guidance regarding how to deal with those issues.

But Grandmother! What Big Teeth You Have

Why do we read fables to children? This post provides an answer to that question by drawing about the BDT interpersonal trust model and related research. The post gives insight into what cues children use to detect deception and provides suggestions for how parents can help children to identify untrustworthy others in live and identify those techno-wolves on the internet.

Do you trust the “right” amount?

Do you trust too much? Do you trust too little? What are the consequences of those for your personal life? This Blog will help to provide an answer to that question, including the challenge of deciding if you trust the right amount? The Blog draws upon the most current psychological research on the topic of trust to guide readers regarding these vital questions.

To Trust or Not To Trust

Why does trust matter in our lives? Why do people trust others? What would happen if you stopped trusting others? What would happen if people in our country stopped trusting others?