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Tuija Seppälä, Antero Olakivi & Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman

Trust and the levels of explanation in social psychology

Trust is a topic that has been studied extensively by social psychologists and researchers representing various other fields. It is also a concept and term that is widely used in everyday discourse. Our review presents key areas of social psychological trust research as well as their main results in line with Willem Doise's four levels of social psychological explanations (i.e. intrapsychic, interpersonal, intergroup and ideological). The review indicates the need to contextualize mainstream trust research both historically and culturally.

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