21. Social Psychology Part Two

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Social Psychology Part Two
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Altruism: helping behavior Kitty Genovese Diffusion of responsibility: when others are present the responsibility to help is divided among those present Bystander Effect: people are less likely to provide help when in groups
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Latane and Darley: Bystander Research Bystander won’t help if they don’t notice Decide if it is an emergency If an emergency: intervene or not Take on responsibility: begin to question self- efficacy and confidence Intervene regardless of cost
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Who we are more willing to help: People who are more similar to us Women are more likely to be helped than men Perceived responsibility: more likely to help those who we view as “true victims”
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Gender, race and class are all variables which impact altruism “What would you do?” series explores social psychology research findings in the “real world”.
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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