The TRUSST Lab supports student-led research seeking to advance the cross-boundary social science of trust.

Our lab is structured around PhD student-led research projects that advance the theory and practice of trust. Potential lab projects are evaluated by the full lab primarily for fit. 

Undergraduate and graduate students who are not currently leading a project are welcome to help support existing lab projects.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the lab at trusstlab@gmail.com.

Current Projects

CyanoHAB Outreach in Michigan


 

Project Lead: Jenna VanFossen

Status: Analyzing data

Links: Report

Exploring Power, Vulnerability, and Trust in Public Governance through a Feminist Lens
 

Project Lead: Katie Darcy

Status: Writing manuscript

Links

Mobilizing the Law: The Role of Vulnerability and Court Process in the Decision to File a Small Claims Suit
 

Project Lead: John Ropp

Status: Writing manuscript

Links: Report

Exploring the Correlates of Fear of Unjustified Police Harm
 

Project Lead: Travis Carter

Status: Preparing materials

Links: OSF Preregistration

Students’ Perceived Vulnerability and Trust in Higher Education Institutions: A Qualitative Study

Project Lead: Amanda Isabel Osuna

Status: Analyzing data

Links: Report

Willingness to Participate in COVID-19 Contact Tracing:
The Role of Risk Perceptions, Trust, and Political Ideology

Project Lead: Jenna VanFossen

Status: Manuscript in revision

Links

Affiliated Students

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Travis Carter

School of Criminal Justice

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Amanda Isabel Osuna

School of Criminal Justice

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Katie Darcy

School of Criminal Justice

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John Ropp

School of Criminal Justice

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Brooklyn Greene

Department of Psychology

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Jenna VanFossen

Department of Psychology

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Betsy Meier

Department of Social Work

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Zach Woessner

Department of Psychology