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The bystander-effect: a meta-analytic review on bystander intervention in dangerous and non-dangerous emergencies.
This meta-analysis integrates the bystander literature from the 1960s to 2010, provides statistical tests of potential moderators, and presents new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the novel finding of non-negative bystander effects in certain dangerous emergencies as well as situations where bystanders are a source of physical support for the potentially intervening individual.
Effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behavior.
Experiments examined the hypothesis that playing a prosocial (relative to a neutral) video game increases helping behavior and showed that exposure to prosocial video games activated the accessibility of prosocial thoughts, which in turn promoted prosocial behavior.
A meta‐analytic review of help giving and aggression from an attributional perspective: Contributions to a general theory of motivation
The present review syntheses 64 investigations on the determinants of helping and aggression involving more than 12,000 subjects, providing empirical tests of Weiner's (1986, 1995) theory of social
Preference-consistent evaluation of information in the hidden profile paradigm: beyond group-level explanations for the dominance of shared information in group decisions.
It was determined that this effect is due to preference-consistent evaluation of information that constitutes an individual-level process mediating the failure of group members to solve hidden profiles.
Effects of Songs With Prosocial Lyrics on Prosocial Behavior: Further Evidence and a Mediating Mechanism
In four studies, listening to songs with prosocial, relative to neutral, lyrics increased helping behavior, and this effect was mediated by interpersonal empathy, which points to the importance of the affective route in explaining how media exposure influences social behavior.
Red, rank, and romance in women viewing men.
It is demonstrated that women perceive men to be more attractive and sexually desirable when seen on a red background and in red clothing, and it is shown that status perceptions are responsible for this red effect.
The Unresponsive Bystander: Are Bystanders More Responsive in Dangerous Emergencies?
Previous research in bystander intervention found that the presence of other bystanders reduces helping behaviour in an emergency (bystander effect). This research was mainly conducted in the context
Stereotypes of singles: are singles what we think?
Four studies examined the accuracy of the single stereotype by comparing perceptions of single and partnered targets with self-ratings and ratings by others of single and partnered participants.