PSY 101 Lecture 11-18-11

PSY 101 Lecture - SocialPsychology ProsocialBehavior HelpingBehavior benefitingsociety ProSocialBehavior Altruism: ,not oneself Altruism

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Social Psychology
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Helping Behavior: Behaviors carried out with the goal of helping others/  benefiting society Prosocial Behavior
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Altruism : Helping behavior that is motivated  primarily by a desire to benefit others, not  oneself. ProSocial Behavior
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Tendency to help kin Altruism
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Reciprocal altruism People perform altruistic behaviors because they expect  that others will perform altruistic behaviors for them in  return. Altruism
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Cialdini (1987) Altruistic behavior always involve a reward of some kind Extrinsic (money or praise) Intrinsic (a boost of the ego) Questions the existence of  TRUE  altruism Altruism
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Batson (1988) Altruism is a genuine phenomenon Defining characteristics of altruism: Empathy:  an emotional reaction to suffering of another  person (producing desire to help) Altruism
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Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis : The theory that  an empathic response to a person in need produces  altruistic helping. Altruism
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PSY 101 Lecture - SocialPsychology ProsocialBehavior HelpingBehavior benefitingsociety ProSocialBehavior Altruism: ,not oneself Altruism

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