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PY 101, Week 10

by: Ashley Bartolomeo

PY 101, Week 10 PY 101

Ashley Bartolomeo
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Notes on helping behavior
Intro to Psychology
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ashley Bartolomeo on Monday October 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PY 101 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by TBA in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 7 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psychology in Psychology (PSYC) at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.


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Date Created: 10/17/16
Social Unit: Helping Behavior Aggression  Any behavior that involves the intention to harm another  Factors influencing aggression o Age: kids are more aggressive o Heat: makes people irritable o Biology: boys are more aggressive o Culture Biological Factors  Stimulating or damaging the amygdala or hypothalamus can lead to changes in the levels of aggression  Low levels of serotonin associated with: o Aggression in adults o Hostility and disruptive behaviors in children  MAOA gene, or the “warrior gene” o Not a “violence gene” o Associated with the regulation of amygdala and neurotransmitters (serotonin) Social and Cultural Factors  Evolution?  Violence varies across cultures  Violence varies within cultures at different times  Culture of honor: belief system in which men are primed to protect their reputations through physical aggression Helping Behavior  Prosocial behavior  Why are humans prosocial? o Motivated by empathy o Selfish motives o Innate tendency  Women tend to be more prosocial Altruism  Providing help when it is needed, without any apparent reward for doing so o Inclusive fitness  Kin selection o Reciprocity The Bystander Effect  A woman in New York City was raped and beaten outside of her apartment complex and no one helped her and she eventually died o No one helped her because:  People assumed someone else helped her  Gender roles


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