We grew up trusting our friends, teachers, newspapers, radio hosts and TV news announcers. Now, say two scholars, “we are now living in the post-trust era.”
What does this mean for the content appearing on many radio station websites? What about what’s being said from a broadcast TV stations news anchors? Shiv Singh and Rohini Luthra, PhD, have co-authored a new book released in January that introduces seminal psychology studies and examples from today’s political and business headlines to illuminate why human beings are so vulnerable to putting our trust in people, organizations and information that may be biased or downright deceptive. On the flip side, they could be doubting credible sources — including yours.