Lecture 8 Soci Psychology Part 2

Lecture 8 Soci Psychology Part 2 - Altruism: helping...

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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 38 witnesses watched a girl get murdered and none of them called the police for 35 minutes, because they all assumed someone else had called the police Bystander Effect: people are less likely to provide help when in groups 3 ppl in room and see smoke. One notices the smoke but see the other two not responding. Assume it’s not an emergency
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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 Even though I’m not confident in CPR, if I don’t intervene now, no one will help until ambulance comes. Doing CPR not 100% correctly is better than nothing.
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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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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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