FINAL STUDY GUIDE - Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D. Social...

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Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Ph.D. Social Psychology 350 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY: FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE This exam will cover chapter 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15. The exam will consist of entirely of multiple-choice questions. The following is by no means a comprehensive listing of what exactly will be on the test – rather this is an overview of important points to know. Remember that anything from lecture or the book is fair game. If you have questions before the exam you can e-mail me or you can call me at 422-1324. Good luck! Chapter 12: and lecture on Altruism: Helping Others 1. Know the theories on why we help others (e.g., Social Exchange human interactions are transactions that aim to maximize one’s rewards and minimize ones costs. Material goods, money, love, services, info. We don’t monitor costs and rewards but those predict our behavior.EX- donating blood. Altruism?, internal rewards? Guilt? , Social Norms – we do something bc society tells us we should. 2 social norms that motivate altruism-1. Reciprocity Norm-to those who help us, we should return the help, not harm. Within social networks helps define social capital- neighbors, marriage, service. 2. Social-responsibility norm- expectation that people will help those needing help, without regard to future needs, often linked to attributions- was it the persons own fault or a natural disaster? Women offered help equally, men offered more help to females. , Evolutionary/ Kin Selection - evolution has selected altruism toward ones close relaties to enhance the survival of mutually shared genes. We care more about close relatives (twins) biased to those who look
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 350 taught by Professor Holt-lunstead during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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