social psych 2 - Altruism: helping behavior Kitty Genovese...

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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 EMDR: therapy involved with looking at lights back and forth
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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”. As you watch, think about what YOU would do…
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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