November 5 - November 5, 2010 Helping Behavior Prosocial is...

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November 5, 2010 Helping Behavior Prosocial is distinct from altruistic Prosocial benefits others Altruistic means helping others for selfless reasons Norms and Helping Types of norms Social responsibility (should help dependent others) Parenting Helping disabled people Reciprocity If you owe someone something. What goes around, comes around. Give now to get later. Personal Norms Feelings of moral obligations from one’s own values One problem with norms – they conflict Norm of “minding own business” Can be squarely opposed to your want to help someone else. Stepping into an argument that you shouldn’t be involved in is looked down upon. One study: woman taken against her will. “I don’t know you” – 65% of people intervened
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“I don’t know why I married you” – only 20% intervened Situation activated the norm of minding your own business.
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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 at Austin.

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