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social_PAPer_3-1 - Katherine Gomez April 9,2010 Social...

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Katherine Gomez April 9,2010 Social Psychology Paper # 3 With His Help People help each other on a daily basis. Without the help of others our species would not have survived this long. The type of help I will be discussing is the norm of social responsibility. Kassin, Fein, and Markus explain this to be “a moral standard emphasizing that people should help those who need assistance.” This type of assistance is generally altruistic, or “motivated by the desire to improve another’s welfare.” (Kassin, Fein, and Markus; page 353; 2010). This may or may not be influenced by the bystander effect. This is the effect whereby the presence of others inhibits helping (Kassin, Fein, and Markus page 360, 2010). The norm of social responsibility falls under the category of prosocial behaviors, which are actions intended to benefit others (Kassin, Fein, and Markus; page 347; 2010.) The story of a young girl rescued from a frigid river by a complete stranger is a good example of the norm of social responsibility. The two-year-old girl accidentally fell in 15 feet “after she slipped on the gangplank while visiting a ship
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 4590 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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social_PAPer_3-1 - Katherine Gomez April 9,2010 Social...

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