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ATP Social 9: Helping Others Tom Farsides Helping others
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ATP Social 9: Helping Others Tom Farsides Three true stories: One In 1964, in the Queens district of New York City, Kitty Genovese was sexually assaulted and stabbed eight times. Overall the attack lasted 45 minutes, but in fact there were three separate attacks. The killer was scared off twice by Kitty's screams and struggles ("Oh my God, he stabbed me! Please help me! Please help me!"), and by the voices and lights of the 38 people who watched from their windows. As no-one intervened, however, he returned each time to attack again. No-one even called the police during the attack. One man phoned the police after Kitty was murdered, but he would not leave his name as he didn't want to get involved.
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ATP Social 9: Helping Others Tom Farsides Three true stories: Two Joe Delaney, a Kansas City Chiefs football player, saw people standing around a huge water-filled hole. Three boys had waded in , unaware that a short way out the bottom dropped off. Suddenly they were in over their heads and thrashing and screaming for help. As Joe alone dashed for the pond, a little boy asked, "Can you swim?" "I can't swim good," Joe answered, "but I've got to save those kids. If I don't come up, get somebody." One boy struggled back to safety. Later the other two - and Joe Delaney - were hauled out by rescuers, dead.
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ATP Social 9: Helping Others Tom Farsides Three true stories: Three During the second world war the SS Dorchester was torpedoed by the Nazi submarine U-456. There were four chaplains on board: Methodist George Fox; Rabbi Alexander Goode; Catholic John Washington; and Reformed Church minister Clark Poling. As the four chaplains arrived on the dark and steeply sloping deck they began to guide other men to their boat stations. They distributed life jackets and coaxed men over the side. In the icy, oil-smeared water, Pvt. William Bednar heard the chaplains preaching courage and found the strength to swim out until he reached a life-raft. Still on board, Grady Clark watched in awe as the chaplains handed out the last life jackets and then gave away their own. As Clark slipped into the waters he saw the chaplains standing - their arms linked-praying, in Latin, Hebrew, and English. Other men, now serene, joined them in a huddle as the Dorchester slid beneath the sea.
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ATP Social 9: Helping Others Tom Farsides Lecture contents A reminder of evolutionary psychology. Helping from an evolutionary perspective.
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 202 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at North South University.

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