Chapter 9

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  1. Arousal/cost-reward model
    The view that observers of a victim's suffering will want to help in order to relieve their own personal distress
  2. Bystander effect
    The tendency of a bystander to be less likely to help in an emergency if there are other people are present
  3. Diffusion of responsibility
    The tendency for each group member to dilute personal responsibility for  acting by spreading it among all other group members
  4. Empathic concern
    Compassionate feeling caused by taking the perspective of a needy other
  5. Empathy-altruism hypothesis
    The presumption that when one empathizes with the plight of another, one will want to help that other for purely altuistic reason
  6. Inclusive Fitness
    The survival of one's genes in one's own offspring and in any relatives one helps
  7. Mood Management Hypothesis
    The idea that people use helping tactically to manage their moods
  8. Personal Norms
    The internalized beliefs and values that combine to form a person's inner standards for behavior
  9. Perspective Taking
    The process of mentally putting oneself in another's position
  10. Pluralistic Ignorance
    The phenomenon in which people in a group misperceive the beliefs of others because everyone acts inconsistently with their beliefs
  11. Prosocial Behavior
    Action intended to benefit another
  12. Pure Altruism
    Action intended solely to benefit another
  13. Reciprocal Aid
    Helping that occurs in return for prior help
  14. Social Responsibility Norm
    The societal rule that people should help those who need them to help
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Chapter 9
2014-04-30 16:01:14
Social Psych

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