Prof. Dr. Bernd Blöbaum is Speaker of the DGF Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World" at the University of Münster, Germany. He is Professor for Communication Studies with a focus on media theory and media practice at the Department of Communication.
This book explores models and concepts of trust in a digitized world. Trust is a core concept that comes into play in multiple social and economic relations of our modern life. The book provides insights into the current state of research while presenting the viewpoints of a variety of disciplines such as communication studies, information systems, educational and organizational psychology, sports psychology and economics. Focusing on an investigation of how the Internet is changing the relationship between trust and communication, and the impact this change has on trust research, this volume facilitates a greater understanding of these topics, thus enabling their employment in social relations.
Provides a comprehensive overview of trust research in the Internet era
Part I: Trust, Communication, Digitalization as field of Research.- Part II: Concepts and Models of Trust Research in Media, Sports, Science, Economy, and Social Relations.