PSYCH Lecture 22 - Social Psych II

PSYCH Lecture 22 - Social Psych II - Social Psychology Part...

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Unformatted text preview: Social Psychology Part Two Thursday 04/14 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 Ex. She (Kitty) was stabbed in middle of street with 38 people watching, no one helps Latane and Darley: Bystander Research Bystander wont help if they dont notice Decide if it is an emergency (someone crying on side of road; emergency?) If an emergency intervene or not (even if it IS, doesnt mean youll help) 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 Ex. NYC subway two disguised men, one dressed nicely in a suit, the other wearing rags/disheveled both collapse. People in subway help guy whos dressed nicely more Gender, race, and class affect altruism...
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