Chapter 16 Prosocial Behavior

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 16 Prosocial Behavior If youre too busy to give your neighbor a helping hand, then youre just too darned busy. Marie T. Freeman Type of Behavior Prosocial behavior vs. pure altruism Prosocial behavior vs. pure altruism Prosocial Behavior Prosocial Behavior Pure altruism Pure altruism Definition Example Any action intended to benefit another (regardless of motive) Any action intended to benefit another (regardless of motive) Giving a waiter a large tip to impress a date with your generosity Giving a waiter a large tip to impress a date with your generosity Type of Behavior Prosocial behavior vs. pure altruism Prosocial behavior vs. pure altruism Prosocial Behavior Prosocial Behavior Pure altruism Pure altruism Definition Example Benefits another intentionally for no external or internal reward Benefits another intentionally for no external or internal reward Saving a stranger from the jaws of a crocodile Saving a stranger from the jaws of a crocodile Why do people help others? Altruism : unselfish regard for the welfare of others Egoism : motive to increase ones own welfare Selfish helping Altruism 1)...
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