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Click to edit Master subtitle style 12/13/09 Altruism and Aggression March 25
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12/13/09 Review The other side of the helping paradigm Being helped: sometimes a mixed blessing Persuading people to seek help: reducing perceived threat to self-esteem Decision-making in emergencies The rescue of Don Hong “Ni hui you yong ma?” which means: “do you know how to swim?”
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12/13/09 The Bystander Effect In emergency situations, potential helpers are influenced by their relations with other bystanders. The term “bystander effect” refers to the finding that as the number of bystanders increases, the likelihood that any one of them will help decreases. See experiments on pages 121-122
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Woman Caught in Escalator “I just felt they all let this woman down” said one of but 4 people who stopped to help Helen Jackson, age 82, who died, tangled in the steps on an escalator, at the State Street Station in Boston. Commuters walked past her toward
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