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Social Psychology Relations with Others
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Relations with Others Interested in the question of why people act in a prosocial or antisocial manner Helping or feeling affection towards others as opposed to demonstrating aggression or prejudice for them Research includes, but not limited to Bystander Effect Altruism
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Kitty Genovese The Bystander Effect A person is less likely to provide help when other people are present Two main things that perpetuate this phenomenon Diffusion of Responsibility Assuming someone else will take action Pluralistic Ignorance If others do not define the situation as an
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Unformatted text preview: Increasing Helping People are more likely to help when … ◦ It is clear that there is an emergency ◦ An individual is Identified as being in charge ◦ There are fewer other people around Prosocial Behavior Any act intended to benefit another person Genuine Altruism ◦ Concern or helping when no benefits are offered or expected Is altruism genuine? ◦ Egoistic Helping : help because it also benefits us ◦ Kin Selection: tendency to be more altruistic toward their family members...
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