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Author: David DeSteno Narrator: Timothy Andrés Pabon Publisher: Gildan Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781469027937
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What really drives success and failure? Can I trust you? It's the question that strikes at the heart of human existence. Whether we're talking about business partnerships, romantic relationships, child-parent bonds, or the brave new world of virtual interaction, trust, when correctly placed, is what makes our world spin and lives flourish. Renowned psychologist David DeSteno brings together the latest research from diverse fields, including psychology, economics, biology, and robotics, to create a compelling narrative about the forces that have shaped the human mind's propensities to trust. He shows us how trust influences us at every level, from how we learn, to how we love, to how we spend, to how we take care of our own health and well-being. Using cutting edge research from his own lab, he also unlocks, for the first time, the cues that allow us to read the trustworthiness of others accurately. Appealing to readers of Dan Ariely, Dan Gilbert, and David Eaglemen, The Truth About Trust offers a new paradigm that will change not only how you think about trust, but also how you understand, communicate, and make decisions in every area of your life. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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, New York Times bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness

  • 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, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

  • “[DeSteno] does an excellent job presenting evidence and deriving practical conclusions for how trust works in everyday life.”

    Scientific American Mind

  • “An excellent and enormously enriching read in its entirety.”

    Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

  • “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.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “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, bestselling author of The Economic Naturalist and The Darwin Economy

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About the Author

David DeSteno is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and a fellow of several prestigious scientific societies. At a broad level, his work seeks to illuminate the mind’s foundations for moral behavior. By studying when, how, and why emotions like compassion, gratitude, and empathy emerge, his research has begun to uncover ways in which these virtues can be amplified to combat the problems of distrust, inequality, aggression, and loneliness that plague society. His work has been repeatedly funded by the National Science Foundation and has been regularly featured in the media, including the New York TimesWall Street JournalThe Atlantic, CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s Radiolab and On Point. He is the author of Emotional Success (featured in a viral New York Times Sunday Review piece prior to launch), The Truth about Trust (featured in articles and videos at Harvard Business Review), and coauthor of the Wall Street Journal spotlight psychology bestseller Out of Character. He frequently writes about his research for the New York TimesBoston GlobeHarvard Business ReviewPacific Standard, and The Atlantic. He received his PhD in psychology from Yale University.

About the Narrator

Timothy Andrés Pabon is an English- and Spanish-speaking voice-over artist who has worked extensively in advertising and audiobook narration. He has had acting roles on House of Cards and has also been a costar on HBO’s acclaimed series The Wire opposite country music legend Steve Earl. As a stage actor, he has worked off-Broadway at the June Havoc Theatre, and his regional credits include Center Stage, the Shakespeare Theatre, Arena Stage, the Hippodrome, Olney Theatre, Rep Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theatre.