Chapter 12 - Darley & Latane (1968) Chapter 12: Helping...

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Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Altruistic behavior Carnegie Hero Medal Bystander apathy Kitty Genovese
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Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Theories of prosocial behavior Social exchange theory Minimax strategy External rewards Internal rewards Feel good, do good Reducing negative emotions such as: Distress Guilt Bad moods
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Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Exceptions to the “feel bad - do good” theory Young children Anger Grief
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Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Theories of Prosocial Behavior, cont. Social norms for helping Reciprocity norm Social responsibility norm Evolutionary perspective Kin selection Empathy-altruism theory Batson et. al (1983)
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Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors When are we likely to help? Effect of bystanders Bystander apathy Noticing of event Interpretation of event Assuming responsibility Diffusion of responsibility
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Unformatted text preview: Darley & Latane (1968) Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors When are we likely to help? (cont.) Role models Time pressures Victim characteristics Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Model of altruistic behavior Notice event Accurate interpretation Assume responsibility Decision to act Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Who will help? Depends on… Situation Temporary influences on the bystanders Learned skills Personality Positive emotionality, empathy, self-efficacy High self-monitors Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Increasing helping behavior Reduce ambiguity, increase responsibility Guilt and concern for self-image Chapter 12: Helping Behaviors Socializing altruism Teaching moral inclusion Modeling altruism Attributing helpful behavior to altruistic motives Learning about altruism...
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2008 for the course PSYCH 240 taught by Professor Devenport during the Spring '08 term at Western Washington.

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Chapter 12 - Darley & Latane (1968) Chapter 12: Helping...

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