Social psychology - Social Psychology Psychology 210 Dr...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–18. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Social Psychology Psychology 210 Dr. Akiyama Fall 2008
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Definition Social Psychology The scientific study of how individual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are affected by other people .
Image of page 2
Personality Psychology
Image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Social Psychology
Image of page 4
Social Psychology Earliest Social Psychology Experiments Norman Triplett, 1897-1898 Max Ringelmann, 1880s
Image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Social Relations Helping Others…
Image of page 6
Helping Prosocial behavior Any behavior that benefits others or has positive social consequences
Image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Why Do People Help Others? Egoistic helping Wanting something in return for helping Motivated by distress Altruistic helping Expecting nothing in return for helping Motivated by empathy
Image of page 8
Image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Who Helps Whom? Helpful Personality Similarity Men are more helpful in broader public sphere, toward strangers and in emergencies Women are more helpful in family sphere, toward close relationships and in repeated contact
Image of page 10
Helping in the U.S.A. From "Helpfulness Index: How U.S. Cities Rank," The Boston Globe, July 7, 1994.
Image of page 11

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Bystander Effect Bystander Effect - The presence of others inhibits helping in an emergency Kitty Genovese Murder 38 Witnesses 30 minute murder No Help
Image of page 12
Diffusion of Responsibility Diffusion of Responsibility A tendency for bystanders to assume that someone else will help
Image of page 13

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Decision-stage model of helping Five stages in deciding to help 1. Notice the situation 2. Interpret it as one in which help is needed 3. Assume personal responsibility 4. Choose a form of assistance 5. Carry out that assistance
Image of page 14
Aggression
Image of page 15

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Defining Aggression Aggression An intentional behavior Intent is to harm The victim wants to avoid harm Violence Aggression, with the goal of extreme physical harm
Image of page 16
Armin Meiwes? Aggression?
Image of page 17

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 18
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern