Social Psychology:
Altruism

James Neill

Centre for Applied Psychology

University of Canberra

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Altruism

Theories of Altruism

Hedonism: acts of altruism are really selfish acts that benefit the actor

Reciprocal altruism: natural selection favors animals that are altruistic if the benefit to each is greater than the cost of altruism

Bystander Effect

Bystander Effect

Notes

Bystander Effect

Links

References

Myers, D. G. (2001). Social Psychology (Ch. 18). In D. G. Myers (2001). Psychology (6th ed.) (pp. 643-688). New York: Worth.

Westen, D., Burton, L., & Kowalski, R. (2006). Psychology. Australian and New Zealand Edition. Queensland: Wiley.