The Role of Racial Attitudes in Helping Behavior

@inproceedings{Gaertner1975TheRO,
  title={The Role of Racial Attitudes in Helping Behavior},
  author={Samuel L. Gaertner},
  year={1975}
}
Summary Although a number of studies have demonstrated that the victim's race affects the probability that a bystander will intervene and help during an emergency, the process by which attitudes affect helping behavior is unclear. The present study suggests that attitudes toward the victim may affect helping behavior by influencing the bystander's interpretation of the degree to which help is needed. The results indicate that when a bystander was the only witness, black victims were helped as… CONTINUE READING

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