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Lecture 14

PSYC 2310 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Murder Of Kitty Genovese, Pluralistic Ignorance, Glossary Of Riemannian And Metric Geometry


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2310
Professor
Saba Safdar
Lecture
14

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ALTRUISM
question of motives
o why do we act to benefit others
we care about welfare of others
altruistic motivation
we care about ourselves
egoistic motivation
o evolutionary perspective
a look at history
o silent witnesses- kitty Genovese murder
alternative analysis
the probable of the 38 witnesses
o 5-10 people actually saw the murder
o the other people were only aware or heard the murder
sequential questions before helping
o what is the problem
pluralistic ignorance
o is it my responsibility
diffusion of responsibility
o what can I do
sense of competence
o example
darley and latane study
smoke in room
o alonehelp
o groupdon’t help
psychological answers
o 3 fundamental forms of egoistic prosocial behavior
gaining rewards
kinship selection
o preferential helping of relatives in trouble
parents/siblings
aunts/uncles
grandparents/cousins
o decision rules in helping behavior
in everyday situations
sick>help
in life death situations
healthy>sick
reciprocity credit
o we help people who help us
positive mood
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