NIAS Public Lecture: "Towards a Neuropsychological Framework of Social Trust" by Dr. Frank Krueger, Member of Parliament, Conference Hall II, NIAS, 1630hrs


Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru - 560 012


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“Towards a Neuropsychological Framework of Social Trust”




Dr. Frank Krueger

Associate Professor, School of Systems Biology

George Mason University, USA



Monday, 21st May 2018, at 4:30 PM

Venue: Conference Hall II, NIAS, IISc Campus, Bengaluru - 560012


Chairperson: Dr. V V Binoy, Assistant Professor, NIAS


Abstract: Trust penetrates all human interactions from personal relationships to organizational interactions; it pervades nearly every social aspect of our daily lives. A plethora of studies has gained a deeper understanding of the nature of trust with neurobiological methodologies. However, an overarching framework that integrates those separate findings from different levels into a conceptual framework characterizing trust behavior is still lacking. Here, I sketch out an integrative T-R-U-S-T framework on the neuropsychological underpinnings of trust that explains how trust behavior emerges. The integration into a conceptual framework will guide future investigations of the complex interplay between neurobiological and environmental factors to facilitate the understanding of trust in social relationships and disorders.


About the Speaker: Dr. Frank Krueger is Associate Professor of Systems Social Neuroscience at the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University. He is Chief of the Social Cognition & Interaction: Functionalism & Immersion (SCI:FI) Lab and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Neuroeconomics at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. As a psychologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Krueger is interested in understanding the psychological functions (i.e., why they exist and work) and the proximate neurobiological mechanisms (i.e., how they work) of social cognition (e.g., beliefs, schemata) and prosocial behaviors (e.g., trust, cooperation) combining methods from social psychology, experimental economics, and social neuroscience.


All are cordially invited


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For further information, please contact Dr. V V Binoy  <>

Monday, May 21, 2018