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Social Psych Stangor

Chp 9

altruism behavior that is designed to increase another person's welfare, particularly if it doesn't seem to provide direct reward to person who performs it
altruistic/pro-social behavior individual difference variable that relates to likelihood of helping others across many different situations
diffusion of responsibility perception that others will take action and therefore we do not need to take action ourselves
empathy affective response in which person understands, and feels, the other person's distress and experience events the way other person does
personal distress negative emotions that we may experience from viewing another person's distress
pluralistic ignorance belief that others in our environment have information we don't have
reciprocal altruism helping behavior based on idea that if we help now they will return the favor in the future
reciprocity norm social norm that indicates that if someone helps us, then we should help them back in the future--and thus, we should help ppl now, so they help us in future
social responsibility norm indicates that we should try to help others who need assistance, even without any expectation of future payback
Created by: mpolm
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