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- Levine et al (2001)
- to see if tendency to help was stable across different situations
- To see is helping of strangers varies across different cultures
- Identify characteristics of communities that are more or less likely to help
- To avoid gender effects, all confederates were male
- All cities had over 200,000 people
- Asking for change situation and post situation ran into issues such as some countries having a lack of small change so the data would be biased.
- Dropped pen: Pre-set pace, walked towards someone walking the opposite way, reach into pocket and 'drop' his pen.
- Hurt leg: Heavy limp and a leg brace, accidentally drop magazines and fail to pick them up.
- Blind person: Dark glasses and white cane, just before the light turned green they would approach the corner and wait until someone offered to help
- Tests conducted during main business hours on clear days during the summer
- RIo de Janeiro - Brazil: over 90% helping index
- New York: 45% helping index
- Population size of city.
- Purchasing power parity (PPP)
- Where a country could be placed on a scale from 1-10 from collectivist to individualist.
- Pace of life
- Overall levels of helping across cultures are inversely related to a country's economic productivity
- Countries with a tradition of simpatia are more helpful than others
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