Pro-social behavior is behavior that is intended to benefit others (Fiske, 2014). There are various schools of thought regarding why individuals engage in pro-social behavior. These explanations include egocentric purposes, altruistic purposes, collective purposes, or adherence to moral standards. In addition to motivation, it is important to consider how situational factors affect pro-social behavior (Fiske, 2014).
For this week’s application, review the Learning Resources (Fiske, Chapter 9; Darley & Latane, 1968) as well as supplemental sources you determine using Walden’s Library.
The Assignment (3–5 pages)
- Define pro-social behavior.
- Explain three potential conditions in which diffusion of responsibility might occur and why.
- Explain the steps of pro-social behavior and the significance of each step.
- Be specific and use the current literature to support your response.
Submit by Day 7.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.