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Chapter 11.2 – Prosocial Behavior - Lecture Notes for 11/8/07 III. Situational Determinants of Helping: When Will People Help? A. The Number of Bystanders: The Bystander Effect Bystander Intervention Research Revisiting the case of Kitty Genovese – No one assumed Responsibility o Latané and Darley are two social psychologists who were working in New York at the time of the Kitty Genovese murder. hypothesized that, paradoxically, it might have been the large number of bystanders ( 38 ) that witnessed the murder that led to a failure to help. The Bystander Effect: The more people who witness an emergency, the less likely any of them will help Darley & Latane (1970) Decision Tree 1. Notice the Event 2. Interpret the Event as an Emergency 3. Assume Responsibility 4. Know Appropriate Form of Assistance 5. Deciding to Implement the Help 1. Notice the Event In order for people to help, they must know that help is needed (duh) Not Noticing o Darley & Batson (1973) - Had seminary students (future priests) walk past a confederate who was "collapsed" in a doorway. 2 situ: when ppl had to rush and when they had time o Those is a hurry were much less likely to help o Personality differences (based on scores) did not predict or topic of the sermon 1
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course PSYCH 221 taught by Professor Signorella,margar during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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