Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Trust

Towards Theoretical and Methodological Integration

  • Ellie Shockley
  • Tess M.S. Neal
  • Lisa M. PytlikZillig
  • Brian H. Bornstein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tess M. S. Neal, Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Ellie Shockley, Brian H. Bornstein
    Pages 1-16
  3. Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Christopher D. Kimbrough
    Pages 17-47
  4. Eric M. Uslaner
    Pages 71-83
  5. Celeste Campos-Castillo, Benjamin W. Woodson, Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Tina Sacks, Michelle M. Fleig-Palmer, Monica E. Peek
    Pages 99-115
  6. Joseph A. Hamm, Jooho Lee, Rick Trinkner, Twila Wingrove, Steve Leben, Christina Breuer
    Pages 131-156
  7. Tess M. S. Neal, Ellie Shockley, Oliver Schilke
    Pages 177-191
  8. Ellie Shockley, Steven Shepherd
    Pages 193-202
  9. Tom R. Tyler
    Pages 203-215
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 217-222

About this book


 This timely collection explores trust research from many angles while ably demonstrating the potential of cross-discipline collaboration to deepen our understanding of institutional trust. Citing, among other things, current breakdowns of trust in prominent institutions, the book identifies common aspects of trust as well as domain- and context-specific variations deserving further study.  Contributors analyze similarities and differences in trust across public domains from politics and policing to medicine and science, and across languages and nations. Innovative strategies for measuring and assessing trust also shed new light on this important human behavior.

Highlights of the coverage:

  • Consensus on conceptualizations and definitions of trust: are we there yet?
  • Differentiating between trust and legitimacy in public attitudes towards legal authority.
  • Examining the relationship between interpersonal and institutional trust in political and healthcare contexts.
  • Trust as a multilevel phenomenon across contexts.
  • Institutional trust across cultures.
  • The “dark side” of institutional trust.

With its stimulating array of concepts and applications, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Trust will attract a varied audience, among them experts in political science, criminal justice, psychology, law, economics, healthcare, sociology, public administration, cross-cultural studies, and business



compensatory institutional trust definitions of trust institutional trust institutional trust across cultures model specification in trust political contexts of trust psychological risk analysis psychometric measures of trust trust and confidence in health care trust and legitimacy in legal authority trust in business trust scholarship

Editors and affiliations

  • Ellie Shockley
    • 1
  • Tess M.S. Neal
    • 2
  • Lisa M. PytlikZillig
    • 3
  • Brian H. Bornstein
    • 4
  1. 1.Public Policy CenterUniversity of NebraskaLINCOLNUSA
  2. 2.Public Policy CenterUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA
  3. 3.Public Policy CenterUniversity of NebraskaLincolnUSA
  4. 4.PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska LincolnLincolnUSA

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