Social Psych EXAM 3 CH 10
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what is the negative state relief model?
The proposition that people help others in order to counteract their own feelings of sadness.
what are egotistic behaviors?
Motivated by the desire to increase one's own welfare.
what are altruistic behaviors?
Motivated by the desire to improve another's welfare.
what is the empathy-altruism hypothesis?
The proposition that empathic concern for a person in need produces an altruistic motive for helping.
what is the bystander effect
The effect whereby the presence of others inhibits helping
what are the 5 steps to helping in an emergency?
3) taking responsibility
what is pluralistic ignorance
The state in which people in a group mistakenly think that their own individual thoughts, feelings, or behaviors are different from those of the others in the group.
what is the diffusion of responsibility
The belief that others will or should take the responsibility for providing assistance to a person in need.
what is audience inhibition
Reluctance to help for fear of making a bad impression on observers.
collectivists and helping
collectivists are more responsive to the immediate needs of a person near them, but less responsive in more abstract situations.
individualists and helping
exhibit greater charitable giving and volunteering