Chapter 12 - Helping when someone else does – Time...

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Social Psychology Social Psychology Altruism: Helping Others Altruism: Helping Others (Chapter Twelve in Myers) (Chapter Twelve in Myers)
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Why do we help? Social exchange Helping as disguised self-interest Empathy as a source of genuine altruism Social Norms The reciprocity norm The social-responsibility norm 2 of 10
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Why do we help? Evolutionary psychology Kin protection Reciprocity Comparing and evaluating theories of altruism 3 of 10
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When will we help? Situational influences: Number of Bystanders Noticing Interpreting Assuming responsibility
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Unformatted text preview: Helping when someone else does – Time Pressures 4 of 10 Personal influences • Feelings • Personality Traits • Religiosity 5 of 10 Whom do we help? • Gender • Similarity 6 of 10 How can we increase helping? • Undoing the restraints on helping – Reduce ambiguity, increase responsibility – Guilt and concern for self-image • Socializing altruism – Teaching moral inclusion – Modeling altruism – Attributing helpful behavior to altruistic motives – Learning about altruism 7 of 10 8 of 10 9 of 10 10 of 10...
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2010 for the course PSY 340 taught by Professor Ashlyn during the Spring '08 term at San Diego State.

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