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8 Cards in this Set

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prosocial behavior
behavior performed with goal of benifiting another person
altruistic behavior
behavior that does not benifit the helper in any way (may even pose risk on helper)
kinship selection
preference of helping relatives so genes held in commin will survive- cant explain why people help non relatives
reciprocical altruism
helping other people increase the liklihood that they will help you
cooperatives groups
helping ingroup members more then outgroup members increases chance your group will survive
social exchange
helping behaviors are motivated by maximizing reards and minimizing costs. people will help when rewards are greater then costs
bystander effect
effect here presence of others inhibit helping- more bystandards less lilely person is to be helped
diffusion of responsibility
belief amoung bystandars that others will or should take responsibility to providing assistance to a person in need