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    Trust is a complicated emotion. In the past, many social scientists have studied trust. They discovered that trust involves a number of beliefs and emotions. The scientists in this study were interested in learning more about trust. They believed that forest managers can do a better job if people trust them to do what is best for citizens and the environment (figure 1).

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    Liljeblad, Adam; Borrie, Bill; Watson, Alan. 2010. Trust is a must: What is involved in trusting those who manage forest fires? Natural Inquirer, Wildland Fire Edition. 13: 42-48.


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