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Can people learn to trust?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Learn to trust

Yes. The best example of it occurs in children, who for example had an initial bad experience with a dog and end up afraid of all dogs.
If the child can then have successful experience with a small, safe dog repeatedly he can learn to trust dogs again. Adults can do the same thing, although it's a little more complicated. Successful experiences in small ways is the key.

In brief: Learn to trust

Yes. The best example of it occurs in children, who for example had an initial bad experience with a dog and end up afraid of all dogs.
If the child can then have successful experience with a small, safe dog repeatedly he can learn to trust dogs again. Adults can do the same thing, although it's a little more complicated. Successful experiences in small ways is the key.
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