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Unformatted text preview: Ellen will probably leave Joe. 3. Three motives people have for helping others prosocialy include: Kin selection, the norm of reciprocity, and the ability to learn and follow social norms. 4. The social exchange theory of helping states that humans want to maximize rewards and minimize costs. Therefore, we only help when it is in our best self-interest to do so. (Whether it be to make us feel better, or to look better in front of others) On the other hand, Batsons empathy-altruism hypothesis states that under conditions where we feel empathy, we will help another person in an act of true altruism. The relationship between these two things is that they are both motives for prosocial behavior, but one involves self-gain, while the other does not....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course PSYCH 85-241 taught by Professor Coxboyd during the Spring '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.
- Spring '10
- Social Psychology