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ProSocial Behaviour and Altruism

Definition of altruism: A form of prosocial behaviour that is costly to the individual who is behaving this way. It has the
ultimate goal of increasing another's welfare.

Explanations of Altruism
1. The Empathy Altruism Model ­ Bateson (1991) Altruism is made possible by empathy emotional…

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Piliavin et al (1969) Black/w hite man collapses on subway with cane/ bottle (blind/ drunk) People more likely to
help if confed blind/ same race. More people in train, more help was given. Not diff of resp.

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