lecture8altruism - Altruism Def’n “an act that renders...

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Unformatted text preview: Altruism Def’n “an act that renders help to another person” add: “, “Research” definition doug’s anecdote! altruism – examples – titanic (overhead) reaction: usually focus on 3 rd child < 1 st child Or males (3 rd ) (2 nd ) < (1 st ) shameful But, what of 2 nd class men (8%) Unlike 3 rd , had easy access to lifeboats Tradesmen/professionals N Theorists suggest that there are two Routes to helping Self or other directed directed emotion motive behaviour … … … ( upset, anxious (motivation to (possibly helping) to disturbed) to reduce own stress) achieve reduction of own stress Others Distress … … … (sympathy and (motivation to (helping) to achieve compassion for reduce other’s reduction of other’s others) distress) distress Factors Influencing Helping Internal Beliefs Mood Characteristics of helper (e.g., personality) External Presence of others Time pressure Characteristics of helpee Internal – helpful personality?? Little supportive research evidence Anecdotal evidence We all know one Good Samaritan parable But… alternative explanation - Darley & Bateson – research analogy subjects Independent Variable 1) type of talk Job prospects or good Samaritan parable 2) time pressure Lo, medium, high...
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