P Lec Notes 120710 - Psych Lecture Notes 12/07/2010 Social...

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Psych Lecture Notes 12/07/2010 Social Psychology Part Two -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 -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 -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” -Gender, race, and \class are all variable which impact altruism “What would you do?” series explores social psychology research findings in the -Factors that influence Attraction to Others -Proximity: being near increases likelihood; availability increases attraction
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