Intro: Personal Resources for the Evolvement of Informed Trust in Science Information

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Regency A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Rainer Bromme , University of Muenster, Münster, Germany
Based on empirical evidence from psychological research on trust and on vigilance against cheating the paper will decompose the elements of informed trust. Mostly people judge heuristically about the competence, pertinence and the intentions of those who provide science based knowledge claims, based on everyday assumptions (a folk theory of Science) as well as on everyday experiences with trust and distrust. Such everyday assumptions could be a resource for (re-) building informed trust in Science.