Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Good Moods Lead to Helping: Reasons
In order to maintain your good mood, you will be more agreeable.
Bad Moods and Helping
If themes of empathy are characterizing your feeling towards someone, you might want to
do something nice for them.
Helping and Role Models
Examples are important.
Reactions to Receiving Help
It is not always something received positively. Receiving help can actually be a thread to
Threat-to-Self Esteem Model
When you help, you are underlying the lack of autonomy in another individual. This
threatens self-esteem, and you may react negatively to this. If it is a parent helping, it is not
so bad because you assume that they know more and you aren’t expected to. But people on
a similar plain might make others feel inferior.
When is Receiving…
When you are helped by someone that you know, and it is something that you consider to
be a domain that is close to your sense of identity, this can lead to negative reactions.
What is Aggression?
Something that we have an intuitive sense for, and it is something that is difficult to define.
Important: intention is something inside someone’s head. How do we decide what
someone’s intentions are?
Language of Aggression
Types of Aggression