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Situational Factors Do certain situations make us more or less likely to offer help? Being in the know: Familiarity  Nothing ambiguous  Or we situations are unambiguous Helping in subway vs. in airport (Granet) Had subjects wipe out in subway vs airport  At airport people are unfamiliar with the environment  In subway we are in a unambiguous situation Subways: 80% helped Airport 40% Whether they helped or not stopped them and made them fill out a survey and their familiarity with where they were (airport vs subway) Airport: frequent fliers are very helpful, but people who were not frequent fliers were unhelpful  **Your level of comfort predicts if you will help or not ** Having the Time to Help Darley and Batson's seminary students  They recruited seminary student to take part in filling out survey and go across campus where they had to talk about something  As they go across campus they were either in vast hurry or they weren't  IV's: Hurry vs. control; speech topic o They are told you got to get this done fast so subject rush across campus some are told they have plenty of time so some subjects are not in a hurry o They are all going to pass by a guy on the ground who is moaning o Present either about a potential careers for seminary students; or the good semaritian--story of Luke o DV: % helping  Results: o Jobs(presentation on careers)  In hurry: 18%  Control(not in hurry): 65% o Samaritan:  Hurry: 18%  Control: 65% o No difference.  Being in a hurry is such a great cost to us that we don't help Having the Energy to Help Helping in 36 cities of different sizes (Levine)  She found that size of the city does predict helping  Population vs population density  When the population is dense (roads are PACKED)  VERY STRESSFUL AND TIRING Why? Feel rushed all the time Sensory overload(milgram)  Milgram: hypothesis: in a very dense area there is too much sensory information coming
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