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Click to edit Master subtitle style 3/28/11 Chapter 9 cont…. Prosocial Behavior-Part Deux
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3/28/11 Goals What is Prosocial Behavior? Not just helping… What is Antisocial Behavior? And the big one…. Why do people engage in PSB?
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3/28/11 What is Prosocial Behavior? Action intended to benefit another. More specifically: Voluntary actions that are intended to help or benefit another individual or group of individuals
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3/28/11 What is Prosocial Behavior? Doing something good for someone or society. Building relationships Helping society to function. Adding to “social capital”
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3/28/11 What is Prosocial Behavior? Includes: Helping others Obeying rules Conforming to socially acceptable behavior Cooperating with others
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3/28/11 Why is Prosocial Behavior Culture is more than the sum of its parts (but only if people cooperate and follow the rules) Prosocial behavior builds relationships
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3/28/11 What is antisocial behavior? Doing something bad to someone or society. Damaging relationships Interfering with society’s functioning. Reducing “social capital”
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3/28/11 Reasons why people engage Altruism Self-interest Reciprocity Evolutionary benefits Conformity (e.g., to fairness)
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3/28/11 Why people engage in PSB: Helping behaviors focused only on the well-being of others (and often at personal cost). Prosocial behavior = Altruism?
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3/28/11 What about volunteer work? Six motivations of volunteerism: Values - express important values Understanding - learn about world Enhancement - psychological growth Career - gain career related experience
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3/28/11 Other reasons people engage Obligation to return in kind what another has done for us Direct reciprocity: Helping someone who may help you later Indirect reciprocity: Help someone; someone else helps you later Willingness to request or accept help
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2011 for the course ECON 252 taught by Professor Robertholand during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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