Children’s Interpersonal Trust

Sensitivity to Lying, Deception and Promise Violations

  • Ken J. Rotenberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Magda Stouthamer-Loeber
    Pages 20-42
  3. Daphne Blunt Bugental, Hal Kopeikin, Linda Lazowski
    Pages 58-79
  4. Robert S. Feldman, Pierre Philippot
    Pages 80-99
  5. John M. Wilson, James L. Carroll
    Pages 100-117
  6. Warren H. Jones, Miramar G. Cohn, Curtis E. Miller
    Pages 118-134
  7. Michael Chandler, Suzanne Hala
    Pages 135-159
  8. Ken J. Rotenberg
    Pages 160-172

About this book


Social philosophers during the course of history and modern day researchers have expressed the belief that interpersonal trust is essential for harmonious and cooperative social relationships among people. Interpersonal trust has been described as the social cement that binds interpersonal relationships in society and is necessary for its survival. This book provides researchers and professionals who deal with children an insight into a critical facet of children's social functioning. Interpersonal trust is conceptualized as children' s confidence that a person's verbal or nonverbal communication accurately conveys facts or internal states. This includes children's sensitivity to lying, deception and promise violations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ken J. Rotenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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