PSY EXAM 4
A general rule of conduct reflecting standards of social approval and disapproval.
good mood effect
The effect whereby a good mood increases helping behavior.
The proposition that empathic concern for a person in need produces an altruistic motive for helping.
arousal- cost/reward model
The proposition that people react to emergency situations by acting in the most cost-effective way to reduce the arousal of shock and alarm.
norm of social responsibility
A moral standard emphasizing that people should help those who need assistance.
The idea that when somebody helps you, you have to be in position to do something for them
When somebody needs help & is depending on you, then you should help them
We are more likely to help people that our like ourselves (people who carry our same genetic traits) than strangers
Selfless behavior also helps to propagate an ideal genetic line
Help another & expect something in return
diffussion of responsibility
The belief that others will or should take the responsibility for providing assistance to a person in need.
threat to self esteem model
the theory that reactions to receiving assistance depend on whether help is perceived as supportive or threatening
negative state relief model
the proposition that people help others in order to counteract their own feelings of sadness.
The state in which people mistakenly believe that their own thoughts and feelings are different from those of others, even when everyone's behavior is the same.
The effect whereby the presence of others inhibits helping
don't want to help, because you don't want to look bad in front of everyone
Helping someone else also mean that they’ll help you later
Help another & expect nothing in return (out of the goodness of your heart)
actions to benefit another person (like aggression, INTENT is key)
prescribes that those who have the most should help those who have the least
ostracism (social rejection)
ignoring and excluding a person or group by another person or group of people
Social rejection (social rejection)
being ignored and excluded
social exclusion (social rejection)
being seperated/ kept apart from other peolple
rejection (social rejection)
stating that a person or group or people are simply not wanted
PSY EXAM 4