Reflections from Bahá’í Writings and Psychological Science on the Pivotal Role of Trust in our Lives

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 8:oo pm Eastern Time
webinar with Victoria Talwar

A recording of this session is available on Vimeo.

Trustworthiness and truthfulness are a crucial aspect of human functioning and society. Bahá’u’lláh said that trustworthiness is the “supreme instrument for the prosperity of the world.” It is central to the development of character and the life of the community as a whole. The current talk will review some of the scientific evidence on the importance of trustworthiness to interpersonal functioning and as the basis for a healthy society. It will examine this evidence within the framework of how trustworthiness and truthfulness are conceptualized in the Bahá’í Faith.

DR. TALWAR is a Canada Research Chair (II) in the Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her research is in the area of developmental psychology with an emphasis on social-emotional development.