How Betrayal Affects Emotions and Subsequent Trust
Wing Shing Lee1, Marcus Selart2, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 153
Last Page: 159
Publisher Id: TOPSYJ-8-153
Article History:Received Date: 07/06/2015
Revision Received Date: 26/08/2015
Acceptance Date: 26/08/2015
Electronic publication date: 2/11/2015
Collection year: 2015
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This article investigates the impact of different emotions on trust decisions taking into account the experience of betrayal. Thus, an experiment was created that included one betrayal group and one control group. Participants in the betrayal group experienced more intense feelings governed by negative emotions than participants in the control group did. Moreover, participants in the betrayal group significantly lowered their trust of another stranger. On the other hand, we found some evidence that neuroticism exaggerated the relationship between experienced betrayal and subsequent trust.