Trust is an important construct in human social interactions. Trust can be defined as the belief that someone or something is good. Here, “good” may include a number of positive qualities such as honesty, truthfulness, and trustworthiness. In intimate relationships, trust takes on a special meaning and is at the cornerstone of healthy family and long-term, committed relationships. It means that one has confidence that the other will be attuned to one’s needs, has one’s best interests at heart, and will follow through on promises. Overall, social interactions and trust can be analyzed at the micro and macro levels. On a micro level, trust impacts relationships in the home, at school, at work, and in the community. On a macro level, trust may impact the ...

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