Evolutionary Psychology

Evolutionary Psychology - Defining an emergency Until...

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Evolutionary Psychology Study of evolutionary origins of human behavioral patterns Bystander Apathy Unwillingness of bystanders to offer help during emergencies Related to number of people present More potential helpers present, less likely people will give help Decision Points Reached Before Giving Help Noticing the person in trouble
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Unformatted text preview: Defining an emergency: Until someone declares the situation an emergency, no one acts Taking responsibility: Assume responsibility to help Diffusion of responsibility: Spreading responsibility to act among several people; decreases likelihood that help will be given to the person in need Select a course of action...
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