22th lecture - Social Psychology Part Two Altruism: helping...

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Unformatted text preview: 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 wont help if they dont 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 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 01/16/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.

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22th lecture - Social Psychology Part Two Altruism: helping...

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