How betrayal affects emotions and subsequent trust
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Original versionOpen Psychology Journal 2015, 8:153-159 http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874350101508010153
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 tr
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