Social Influence - Similarity/Empathy

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EMPATHY IS BEING ABLE TO PUT YOURSELF IN SOMEONE ELSES POSITION AND UNDERSTAND HOW THAT PERSON IS FEELING.

Bateson 1983

AIM: To investigate if people are more likely to help people who are similar to them/they are empethetic towards.

METHOD: 

- Participants watched a women called Elaine being given electric shocks 

They were divided into 2 groups:

Group 1: Were told that Elaine was similar to them (high

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