Unformatted text preview: any group. Steps to getting help: Step 1: People have to realize what is happening. Step2: Interpret what is happening, determine if this is a helping issue ((bystanser effect + step –step 2: pluralistic ignorance: if no one else in your group is reacting, you think it is not important. Other example with couple arguing (helped dating not married company) Step 3 where action is: take responsibility. In a group, there is diffusion of responsibility to get help. Social norm, justice at play? Step 4: know how to help? To Increase helping: Decrease ambiguity—let people know help is needed. Don’t lose people at interpreting step. Increase responsibility: don’t shout call 9/11, rather call people out to do individual tasks Operant conditioning: model behavior: models of helping increases helping behavior. Increase rewards of helping. .beware of overjustification. Establish norms of helping in your community or family or something so helping becomes an automatic behavior...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 05/28/2009 for the course PSYCH 200.133 taught by Professor Dr.drigotas during the Spring '08 term at Johns Hopkins.
- Spring '08