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AISB miscellaneous Bulletin Item

NEW BOOK: "Trust Theory: A Socio-Cognitive and Computational Model" by Castelfranchi & Falcone


Cristiano Castelfranchi - Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) 
of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Rino Falcone -
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC) of the Italian National Research Council 
(CNR), Italy

A John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., Publication

1	Definitions of Trust: From Conceptual Components to the General Core
Two Intertwined Notions of Trust: Trust as Attitude vs. Trust as Act A Critique of Some Significant Definitions of Trust
  - Gambetta: Is Trust Only About Predictability?
  - Mayer, Davis, & Schoorman: Is Trust Only Willingness, for Any Kind of Vulnerability?
  - McKnight: The Black Boxes of Trust
  - Marsh: Is a Mere Expectation Enough for Modeling Trust?
  - Yamagishi: Mixing up the Act of Trusting and the Act of Cooperating
  - Trust as Based on Reciprocity	26 Hardin: Trust as 
Encapsulated Interest
  - Rousseau: What Kind of Intention is 'Trust'?

2	Socio-Cognitive Model of Trust: Basic Ingredients

3	Socio-Cognitive Model of Trust: Quantitative Aspects

4	The Negative Side: Lack of Trust, Implicit Trust, Mistrust, Doubts and Diffidence

5	The Affective and Intuitive Forms of Trust: The Confidence We Inspire

6	Dynamics of Trust

7	Trust, Control and Autonomy: A Dialectic Relationship

8	The Economic Reductionism and Trust (Ir)rationality

9	The Glue of Society

10	On the Trustee's Side: Trust As Relational Capital

11	A Fuzzy Implementation for the Socio-Cognitive Approach to Trust

12	Trust and Technology

13	Concluding Remarks and Pointers