Cook KS

Trust is heritable, whereas distrust is not

Reimann M, Schilke O, Cook KS. Why do people distrust others in social exchange? To what degree, if at all, is distrust subject to genetic influences, and thus possibly heritable, and to what degree is it nurtured by families and immediate peers who encourage young people to be vigilant and suspicious of others? Answering these questions could provide fundamental clues […]