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Trust and Rationality

An Integrative Framework for Trust Research

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Stephan Alexander Rompf
    Pages 15-27
  3. Stephan Alexander Rompf
    Pages 29-78
  4. Stephan Alexander Rompf
    Pages 79-156
  5. Stephan Alexander Rompf
    Pages 157-233
  6. Stephan Alexander Rompf
    Pages 235-272
  7. Stephan Alexander Rompf
    Pages 273-376
  8. Stephan Alexander Rompf
    Pages 377-392
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 393-429

About this book

Introduction

Combining economic, social-psychological and sociological approaches to trust, this book provides a general theoretical framework to causally explain conditional and unconditional trust; it also presents an experimental test of the corresponding integrative model and its predictions. Broadly, it aims at advancing a cognitive turn in trust research by highlighting the importance of (1) an actor´s context-dependent definition of the situation and (2) the flexible and dynamic degree of rationality involved. In essence, trust is as “multi-faceted” as there are cognitive routes that take us to the choice of a trusting act. Therefore, variable rationality has to be incorporated as an orthogonal dimension to the typological space of trust. The theory presents an analytically tractable model; the empirical test combines trust games, high- and low-incentive conditions, framing manipulations, and psychometric measurements, and is complemented by decision-time analyses.

 Contents

  • Objective Structure & Subjective Experience
  • Trust and Rationality
  • Explaining Conditional and Unconditional Trust
  • Empirical Test and Synthesis

 Target Groups

  • Researchers and students of sociology, economics, social psychology, law, trust
  • Organizational management and executives, organizational/marketing research, political consulting         

About the Author

Dr. Stephan Alexander Rompf studied Sociology and Economics at the University of Mannheim and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India. He is currently working as a financial analyst.


 

Keywords

Behavioural Economics Social Psychology Sociology Theory of Games Trust

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Universität MannheimMannheimGermany

About the authors

Dr. Stephan Alexander Rompf studied Sociology and Economics at the University of Mannheim and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India. He is currently working as a financial analyst.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Trust and Rationality
  • Book Subtitle An Integrative Framework for Trust Research
  • Authors Stephan Alexander Rompf
  • Series Title Forschung und Entwicklung in der Analytischen Soziologie
  • Series Abbreviated Title Analyt. Soziologie
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-07327-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-07326-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-07327-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 415
  • Number of Illustrations 48 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociological Theory
    Cognitive Psychology
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