Graduate studies at Western
Politics, Philosophy and Economics 10 (2):170-187 (2011)
|Abstract||Previous literature has demonstrated the important role that trust plays in developing and maintaining well-functioning societies. However, if we are to learn how to increase levels of trust in society, we must first understand why people choose to trust others. One potential answer to this is that people view trust as normative: there is a social norm for trusting that imposes punishment for noncompliance. To test this, we report data from a survey with salient rewards to elicit people’s attitudes regarding the punishment of distrusting behavior in a trust game. Our results show that people do not behave as though trust is a norm. Our participants expected that most people would not punish untrusting investors, regardless of whether the potential trustee was a stranger or a friend. In contrast, our participants behaved as though being trustworthy is a norm. Most participants believed that most people would punish someone who failed to reciprocate a stranger’s or a friend’s trust. We conclude that, while we were able to reproduce previous results establishing that there is a norm of reciprocity, we found no evidence for a corresponding norm of trust, even among friends|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Joseph J. Godfrey (2012). Trust of People, Words, and God: A Route for Philosophy of Religion. University of Notre Dame Press.
Cristina Bicchieri, John Duffy & and Gil Tolle (2004). Trust Among Strangers. Philosophy of Science 71 (3):286-319.
Erte Xiao & Cristina Bicchieri (2012). Words or Deeds? Choosing What to Know About Others. Synthese 187 (1):49-63.
Robert C. Solomon (1998). Creating Trust. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (2):205-232.
Paul B. de Laat (2005). Trusting Virtual Trust. Ethics and Information Technology 7 (3):167-180.
Stephen Wright (2010). Trust and Trustworthiness. Philosophia 38 (3):615-627.
Friedel Bolle & Jessica Kaehler (2006). Coleman's Hypothesis on Trusting Behaviour and a Remark on Meta‐Studies. Journal of Economic Methodology 13 (4):469-483.
Marek Kohn (2008). Trust: Self-Interest and the Common Good. Oxford University Press.
Anita Ho (2011). Trusting Experts and Epistemic Humility in Disability. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 4 (2):102-123.
Richard Holton (1994). Deciding to Trust, Coming to Believe. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 72 (1):63 – 76.
Sheela Pawar (2009). Trusting Others, Trusting God: Concepts of Belief, Faith, and Rationality. Ashgate Pub. Ltd..
Shay Welch (2013). Transparent Trust and Oppression. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16 (1):45-64.
Trudy Govier (1992). Trust, Distrust, and Feminist Theory. Hypatia 7 (1):16 - 33.
Added to index2010-03-19
Total downloads31 ( #44,874 of 739,344 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #37,187 of 739,344 )
How can I increase my downloads?