Activity Outcomes

Activity Outcomes

6 questions must examine the impact of social factors on behavior from a social psychology.

Legal, ethical, and cultural considerations must be included when applicable to all six questions.

Requirements: 6pages plus title and references page

Psychology Questions

  1. Briefly describe the different ways in which emotions can improve or hinder judgments, decision-making, and performance. When and why are they helpful, and when and why are they harmful?
  2. Much research suggests that people’s attitudes are not predictive of their behaviors. However, in some cases, people’s attitudes ARE highly predictive of their behaviors. Identify at least three factors that increase attitude-behavior consistency.
  3. Identify some of the individual and situational factors that make people more or less likely to help others. Who helps the most, and in what cases (whom) are they especially likely to help?
  4. Briefly discuss gender differences in helping behavior. Are men and women differ in terms of their overall levels of empathy, the degree to which they render help to others, or the kinds of situations in which they help?
  5. Briefly explain the differences between antisocial behavior, aggression, and violence, as defined in the textbook. Then explain the distinction between hostile aggression and instrumental aggression and give an original example [not in the text] of each.
  6. Identify five different factors (person-level factors or situation-level factors) that contribute to aggression, and briefly discuss when and how they tend to exert influence.

Answer preview

Moreover, they are easily compelled to help others than those who are mean.  Another personal factor that may influence an individual’s act of helping is gender.   Some studies suggest that women tend to be more helpful than their female counterparts. However, the topic of gender and help remains contentious as different studies provide varying results. Other studies allude those men are more likely to help than women, while others allude to no significant differences between the two. Also, some studies allude that the helping behavior among women and women is influenced by a plethora of factors, including the nature of helping, exposure to helping opportunities, and so on. For instance, men tend to help with activities that involve physical strength.  One of the situational factors that influence an individual helping act is the number of bystanders available in each place (Hellemans, Dal Cason, Casini, 2017). Individuals in a place in many bystanders may be compelled to help.  Also, the perceived deviance of a person in need of help also influences the act of helping.  An individual perceived to be a criminal may not be helped by a person who had good behavior.

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Activity Outcomes