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PSYCH253 Lecture Notes - Dependent And Independent Variables, Murder Of Kitty Genovese, Crass


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH253
Professor
Steve Spencer

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HELPING
Many Helpers or Just One
*Kitty Genovese Incident
*Does the Situation Matter?
*Good Samaritan Study
Good Samaritan Study
*Subjects were all seminary students
*They were either late for an appointment, on time, or early
*Some were giving a talk on the good Samaritan parable. Other were talking about job
opportunities; personality measures were included
*They meet a “neighbor” on the way to their appointment
Many Helpers or Just One
*Kitty Genovese Incident
*Does the Situation Matter?
*Good Samaritan Study
*Is there an Emergency?
*Smoke Filled Room Study
Smoked Filled Room Experiment
*Subjects are either alone in a 3 person group or with 2 confederates
*As they fill-out a questionnaire the room begins to fill with smoke
*They can report the smoke the question is do they do it.
Many Helpers or Just One
*Kitty Genovese Incident
*Does the Situation Matter?
*Good Samaritan Study
*Is there an Emergency?
*Smoke Filled Room Study
*Lady in Distress Study
Lady in Distress Study
*They sat waiting for an experiment to begin either alone, in pairs of strangers, with a
confederate, or with a friend
*The experimenter goes to the back room to get materials and they hear a crash and
then hear her moaning and crying for help
Many Helpers or Just One
*Kitty Genovese Incident
*Does the Situation Matter?
*Good Samaritan Study
*Is there an Emergency?
*Smoke Filled Room Study
*Lady in Distress Study
*Am I Responsible?
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