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Chapter 12 continued: Helping Behavior Emily Grijalva Psyc 201 November 13th, 2009
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Today  Helping Behavior (continued) Volunteerism Emergency Helping Cultural Differences in Helping The Recipient’s Reaction to Help  Social Dilemmas: Cooperating for the Common Good  Definition of Social Dilemmas  Decision Making in Social Dilemmas  Social Support  Social Support Networks  Social Support and Health   Van Baaren et al. (2004)
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Conflict Exam for the Final Monday, December 14 th from 7-10pm in Psych 32 (You must submit a conflict exam application at least 7 days before the final, so by December 4 th .)
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The Argument that Altruism is Evil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51pMod2Aaso EGOISTIC MOTIVATION - helping in order to obtain rewards or avoid punishments (actions are driven by self-centered desire) ALTRUISTIC MOTIVATION - helping purely for the sake of providing benefit to another person Ayn Rand
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Volunteerism   V OLUNTEERISM   - unpaid helping behavior given willingly to a  worthwhile cause or organization  Considered to be  substantial personal helping  (planned, do what you  can) Humanitarian” (other-oriented) Motives: Values: personal values, convictions, beliefs Community concern: concern, worry Egoistic” (self-oriented) motives Understanding: want to learn more Personal Development: want to challenge myself, meet  new friends Esteem Enhancement: want to feel better about myself,  feel needed
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Emergency Helping Kitty Genovese [from the March 27, 1964  New York Times . Copyright ©  1964 by the New York Times Co.]  37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call the Police   Apathy at Stabbing of Queens Woman Shocks  Inspector   By  MARTIN GANSBERG For more than half an hour thirty-eight respectable, law- abiding citizens in Queens watched a killer stalk and stab a  woman in three separate attacks in Kew Gardens. Twice  the sound of their voices and the sudden glow of their  bedroom lights interrupted him and frightened him off.  Each time he returned, sought her out and stabbed her  again. Not one person telephoned the police during the  assault; one witness called after the woman was dead. 
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Emergency Helping II James Bulger (2 years old) was abducted and killed by 2 boys aged 11 Noticed by 38 people because James was distressed and injured before he was murdered James was kicked, hit with bricks and an iron bar before his dead body was left on train tracks James Bulger
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D ECISION  T REE  (Latané and Darley, 1970) - five steps that must be completed  before an individual will intervene in an emergency situation
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Emergency Helping 1. N OTICE  T HE  E VENT : time pressure affects whether people stop to help a  victim • Students on their way to give a talk on helping: the percentage of students who 
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