November 8 - November 8, 2010 Finish Fridays material and...

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November 8, 2010 Finish Friday’s material and Aggression Bystander intervention – Different effects with more people – Smoke Study (Pluralistic Ignorance) Feeling responsible Rather than increasing the odds of someone responding, the presence of more people creates a diffusion of responsibility . Epilepsy study Study about “discussing personal problems” – using an intercom Vary whether it you and one other person, or you and a group of other people. Groups of 2, 3 or 6 (always at least one confederate) Confederate mentions that he/she has epilepsy and eventually starts to have a seizure. They actually say, “I could use some help here.” Results: More people present meant it took longer for people to help. They are also less likely to help at all if others are present. When uncertain, remember Is being embarrassed or wrong such a bad thing? Aggression Any behavior intended to harm another person The target person does not want or permit the behavior
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course SOC 330P taught by Professor Maryrose during the Fall '10 term at University of Texas.

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November 8 - November 8, 2010 Finish Fridays material and...

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