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Prosocial Behavior Helping Others Are others present? Who else is present? Who is the person in need? What is the cost of helping? Kitty Genovese example New Bedford rape “The accused” Goldensons give $60 million to Harvard Medical School Oskar Schindler saved lives of several hundred Jews Bystander Intervention Model Inspired by Kitty Genovese incident Must notice the incident Must define it as an emergency 0. many incidents are ambiguous: is it an emergency? 1. we look at the responses of others to help us interpret the event Assume responsibility Decide how to help Implement the help Smoke Filled Room Experiment Hypothesis: If people think there are other bystanders, they may fail to take responsibility for helping Independent variable: 2. Ss think they are alone or in a group of 3 Dependent variable: 3. % who contact experimenter
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Epileptic Seizure Study Hypothesis: If others are present, we may assume they will help, and fail to take responsibility for helping Independent Variable: 4. Subjects think they are in a group of 2, 3, or 6 Dependent Variable: 5. % helping within 3 minutes Pluralistic Ignorance Looking to others to decide what to do 6. Fear of embarrassment contributes to this problem
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 3710 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Valdosta State University .

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