Lecture 14 - Helping Others 04/25/11 1 Key Concepts s...

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Helping Others 04/25/11 1
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2 Key Concepts prosocial behavior altruism
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3 The Unhelpful Crowd urban personality (Wirth 1938) urban-overload hypothesis (Milgram 1970) bystander effect (Latane & Darley 1970)
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4 I could really -er- use some help so if somebody would -er- give me a little h-help-uh-er-er-er-er-c-could somebody -er-er-help-uh-uh-uh [choking sounds]… I'm gonna die-er-er-er I'm… gonna die-er-help-er-er-seizure- er [chokes, then silence] KITTY - BUTs lack evidence 38 wits at least 6 eye-wits no eye-wits saw stabs
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5 When Do We Help? components of helping experience: 1. noticing an event 2. interpreting event as emergency 3. taking responsibility for providing help 4. knowing how to help 5. deciding to implement the help
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6 1) Noticing Event distractions personal concerns
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7 2) Interpreting Emergency attacker–victim relationship pluralistic ignorance
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3) Taking Responsibility diffusion of responsibility witnesses ↑ responsibility ↓
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