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Front. Neurosci. | doi: 10.3389/fnins.2019.00887

Trust Games and Beyond

  • 1University of Zurich, Switzerland

Trust is fundamental for the stability of human society. A large part of the experimental literature
relies on the Trust Game as the workhorse to measure individual differences in trust and
reciprocity. In this review we highlight the difficulties and limitations of this popular paradigm, as
well as the relations to alternative instruments ranging from survey measures to neurochemical
manipulations and neuroimaging.

Keywords: Trust, Reciprocity, Survey measures, social preferences, Oxytocin, Theory of Mind, social neuroscience, trustworthiness

Received: 30 Apr 2019; Accepted: 07 Aug 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Alos-Ferrer and Farolfi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Carlos Alos-Ferrer, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland, carlos.alos-ferrer@econ.uzh.ch