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Trust in Social Dilemmas

Paul A.M. Van Lange, Bettina Rockenbach, and Toshio Yamagishi


Trust is one of the most classic themes across the social and behavioral sciences. It is also a topic is that is strongly intertwined with cooperation and social dilemmas, and there is little doubt that trust is an effective tool to promote cooperation, even if cooperation without trust is possible under certain circumstances. The past decade has also increasingly revealed emerging themes, new theoretical developments, intriguing questions, and a challenging debate revolving around the evolution, as well as strengths and limitations, of trust in social dilemmas and other situations of interdep ... More

Keywords: trust, social dilemmas, cooperation, organizations, culture, societies

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190630782
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190630782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul A.M. Van Lange, editor
Professor and Chair in Social Interaction and Interdependence, Department of Social and Organizational Psychology, VU University, Amsterdam

Bettina Rockenbach, editor
Professor of Experimental and Behavioral Economics, University of Cologne

Toshio Yamagishi, editor
Professor of Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University, Japan

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1 Trust

Paul A. M. Van Lange, Bettina Rockenbach, and Toshio Yamagishi

2 Trust and Social Dilemmas

Karen S. Cook and Bogdan State

Part I Biology and Development of Trust

5 The Foundations of Individuals’ Generalized Social Trust

Peter Thisted Dinesen and René Bekkers

Part II Trust in Dyads, Groups, and Organizations

7 Let Me Help You Help Me

Joachim I. Krueger, Anthony M. Evans, and Patrick R. Heck

8 The Mysteries of Trust

Detlef Fetchenhauer, David Dunning, and Thomas Schlösser

9 Trust and Cooperation

Christian Thöni

10 The Future of Organizational Trust Research

Bart A. De Jong, David P. Kroon, and Oliver Schilke

Part III Trust in Different Cultures

13 Improving Outcomes in the Trust Game

Iris Bohnet, Benedikt Herrmann, Maliheh Paryavi, Anh Tran, and Richard Zeckhauser

14 Trust in African Villages

Paul Hofman, Erwin Bulte, and Maarten Voors

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