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Helping: 3) Situational Theories (cont.) - Other situational influences on helping: Rural/Urban areas: Culture: Role modeling : Attractiveness:. Increasing Helping. Increasing helping among bystanders - Avoid the overjustification effect – How to best motivate volunteers:.

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Helping 3 situational theories cont other situational influences on helping

Helping: 3) Situational Theories (cont.) -

  • Other situational influences on helping:

    • Rural/Urban areas:

    • Culture:

    • Role modeling:

    • Attractiveness:


Increasing helping

Increasing Helping

  • Increasing helping among bystanders -

  • Avoid the overjustification effect –

    • How to best motivate volunteers:


Ch 15 social psych in court

Ch 15: Social Psych in Court

Part 1


Eyewitness identifications

Eyewitness Identifications

  • Research on eyewitness memory –

    • Weighted heavily in trials, but how accurate?

    • One cause of wrongful conviction

      • Recent cases w/DNA evidence overturning verdict

      • Juries are influenced by eyewitnesses

        • Are confidence & accuracy correlated?

        • Discredited eyewitnesses? Loftus study -


Helping 3 situational theories cont other situational influences on helping

  • Why might eyewitnesses be inaccurate?

  • The case of Jennifer Thompson’s assault

    • Details of her case:

    • How did eyewitness memory come into play?

    • How did DNA testing come into play?


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