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Unformatted text preview: It can relieve the personal distress of he bystander It can gain us social approval and increased self-worth Why do people help? Empathy and altruism- The pure motive for helping others Helping a person can prolong your good mood When will people help? Situational Determinants The number of bystanders latane and Darley Good Samaritan Laws 'It is a crime not to summon aid or help someone in serious distress European Countries Vermont, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Law is difficult to enforce Latane and Darly's 1. Notice the Event 2. Interpret event as an emergency 3. Assuming responsibility 4. Knowing how to help...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course PSYCH 274 taught by Professor Szafran during the Fall '11 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '11
- Social Psychology