Learning Objectives

  1. Define trust and explain the bases for it
  2. Discuss the nature of forgiveness and its impact on relationship rebuilding
  3. Explain cost-benefit theory, including its relationship to trust
  4. Explore relational situations, identifying factors contributing to the development of cooperative/supportive and competitive/defensive interpersonal climates
  5. Describe how lying affects interpersonal relationships
  6. Discuss how gender and culture influence the development of trust
  7. Describe how media portrayals and technology can foster or impede the development of relationships based on trust
  8. Identify and use behaviors that promote the development of trusting relationships