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Unformatted text preview: Lecture Outline Theories of helping: Socio-biological theory Kin protection Perceived similarity Norms Why do People & Animals Help? 1. Socio-Biological Theory Behavior understood in terms of reproductive success cp Kin Protection Predisposed to help others who share our genes Why do People & Animals Help Strangers? cp Kin Protection Identical Twins Fraternal Twins More helpful to one another Kin Protection After natural disasters 1. Family members 2. Friends & neighbors 3. Strangers Kin Protection Study Burnstein et al. (1994) Predictions : 1. Help family over non-family 1. Help is proportional to relatedness 1. Help young over old cp Kin Protection Study Burnstein et al. (1994) Life & Death Situations More likely to help relatives than non-relatives cp Kin Protection Study Burnstein et al. (1994) 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 Sibling Cousin Relatedness Tendency to Help cp Kin Protection Study...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course PSYCH 280 taught by Professor Madon during the Spring '07 term at Iowa State.

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