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ERIC Number: ED257898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-28
Reference Count: N/A
Mistrust: Types, Antecedents, Implications.
Taylor, Jerome; Brown, Anita
Theories for explaining intercultural mistrust--the mistrust of Whites by Blacks--and intracultural mistrust--the mistrust of Blacks by Blacks--are the focus of this paper. Three basic claims are made: (1) mistrust is a derivative rather than a primary construct; (2) both intercultural and intracultural mistrust are related to structural aspects of Black consciousness; and (3) intercultural and intracultural mistrust are spuriously and complexly related through the relations of each to patterns of Black consciousness. A theoretical model for understanding the variations in affiliation and control within interpersonal relations is presented that locates the trust/mistrust construct within a broad theoretical context supported by empirical research, and that relates to a network of other constructs which can guide the development of future studies. This model provides the basis for understanding variations in trust and mistrust and suggests the means through which trust and mistrust can be altered through the redistribution of affiliation and control. (KH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A