In The Truth About Trust, the renowned psychologist shares
his findings and debunks numerous popular beliefs, including Paul
Zak's theory that oxytocin is the 'moral molecule.' From education
and business to romance and dieting, DeSteno's fascinating,
paradigm-shifting book offers new insights and practical takeaways
that will forever change how readers understand, communicate, and
make decisions in every area of life.
David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University, where he is director of the Social Emotions Group. He lives in Massachusetts.
"[DeSteno] does an excellent job presenting evidence and deriving
practical conclusions for how trust works in everyday life."
-Scientific American Mind
"Smart, fun, and informative, The Truth About Trust
describes the most frightening, most wonderful, and most human
thing we do: putting our fates in someone else's hands. This one's
worth reading. Trust me."
--Daniel Gilbert, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard and bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness "Trusting others puts us at risk. Yet failure to trust entails risk as well. The ability to navigate through this minefield successfully is one of life's most valuable assets. DeSteno provides by far the best account of what science has learned about how we do this. The Truth About Trust is also a terrific read."
--Robert H. Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management at Cornell and bestselling author of The Economic Naturalist and The Darwin Economy
"The Truth About Trust tackles some of the most important and challenging issues in life. Psychologist David DeSteno takes a fresh look at fundamental questions, from gauging the trustworthiness of others to whether you can trust yourself."
--Adam Grant, Wharton professor and bestselling author of Give and Take
"Fresh insight into a necessary part of everyday life...In concise prose backed by engaging stories, the author addresses the pros and cons of common issues such as trusting a business transaction, using trust in learning situations and the need for trust in personal relationships."