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Unformatted text preview: Altruism Defn an act that renders help to another person add: , Research definition dougs 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 others reduction of others 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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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course PSYC PSYC 2120 taught by Professor Dougmccann during the Fall '10 term at York University.

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