Lec9.2 - Goals of Helping Lecture To introduce you to...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–8. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
To introduce you to Darley & Latane’s program of research on helping/bystander intervention. To cover the major factors that affect people’s decisions to get involved in a crisis. To increase your helpfulness and willingness to get involved in emergencies, or at least your understanding of why you do not. Goals of Helping Lecture
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Kitty Genovese Murder 38 witnesses In public view Witnesses waved, chatted Killer returned several times Murder took over ½ hour NOBODY INTERVENED OR EVEN CALLED POLICE
Background image of page 2
Kitty Genovese Murder
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
New Yorkers… Maybe some people are helpful and some aren’t. Assume that 50% of New Yorkers are helpful. Then the odds that Kitty Genovese would be observed by 38 non-helpful New Yorkers, and not a single helpful one are: 1 in 549,755,013,888
Background image of page 4
Taped Epilepsy Experiment Number of others Percent Time who could help Helping Taken 0 85% 52 s 1 62% 93 s 4 31% 166 s
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Variations on a Theme What if other participants could not help? What if other participants are better qualified to help?
Background image of page 6
Diffusion of Responsibility The more other people who are around, the more likely it is that someone else is more competent to help, or will help, and thus the less necessary it is for me (or anybody who thinks like me) to do anything.
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 8
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 27

Lec9.2 - Goals of Helping Lecture To introduce you to...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 8. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online