Interpersonal Trust during Childhood and Adolescence

Interpersonal Trust during Childhood and Adolescence

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Cambridge University Press, 6/24/2010
EAN 9780521887991, ISBN10: 0521887992

Hardcover, 346 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

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.

Part I. Conceptual Foundations and Issues
1. Introduction Ken J. Rotenberg
2. The conceptualization of interpersonal trust
a basis, domain, and target framework Ken J. Rotenberg
3. Neurobiology of interpersonal trust Matilda E. Nowakowski, Tracy Vaillancourt and Louis A. Schmidt
4. Children's sense of trust in significant others
genetic versus environmental contributions and buffer to life stressors Atsushi Sakai
Part II. Childhood
5. Young children's trust in what other people say Kathleen Corriveau and Paul L. Harris
6. Social relation and mutual influence analyses of children's interpersonal trust Lucy R. Betts, Ken J. Rotenberg and Mark Trueman
7. Siblings and trust Shirley McGuire, Nancy L. Segal, Patricia Gill, Bridget Whitlow and June M. Clausen
8. The role of promises for children's trustworthiness and honesty Kay Bussey
9. Liar liar! Pants on fire
detecting the trustworthiness of children's statements Victoria Talwar and Sarah-Jane Renaud
Part III. Adolescence and Early Adulthood
10. Trust, but verify
knowledge, disclosure, and mothers' beliefs about adolescents' trustworthiness Nancy Darling and Bonnie Dowdy
11. The role of trust in adolescent–parent relationships
to trust you is to tell you Judith G. Smetana
12. A new scale for the assessment of adolescents' trust beliefs Brandy A. Randall, Ken J. Rotenberg, Casey J. Totenhagen, Monica Rock and Christina Harmon
13. A friend in need is a friend indeed
exploring the relations among trust beliefs, prosocial tendencies, and friendships Gustavo Carlo, Brandy A. Randall, Ken J. Rotenberg and Brian E. Armenta
14. Promoting intergroup trust among adolescents and young adults Rhiannon N. Turner, Miles Hewstone, Hermann Swart, Tania Tam, Elissa Myers and Nicole Tausch.

'Interpersonal trust is an important topic which has been unjustly neglected. This book plays a significant role in redressing the balance. Taking a developmental perspective through childhood and adolescence, and bringing in disciplines such as behaviour genetics and neurobiology, this excellently organised and comprehensive volume is an invaluable resource.' Peter K. Smith, Goldsmiths, University of London