Helping Behaviors

Week 7 – Helping Behaviors (VIDEO DISCUSSION)
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Read the following op-ed article about those who helped the wounded after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Sutter, John B. (Apr 17, 2013). In Boston, ‘look for the helpers.’ CNN. (Links to an external site.)

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After reading in Module 45 about the norms for helping, discuss what role the “social exchange theory” and “social norms” may have played in the Boston bombing scenario.


Give a summary of the article. You may also site information from other reliable sources from the web.
Discuss the concepts from Module 45 (bystander effect, social exchange theory, reciprocity norm, social-responsibility norm) that may have been demonstrated in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Address altruism and what things may make it more likely that someone will intervene for a stranger and what specific things might impede bystanders from intervening in a crisis.
Your initial post should be a 5 minute video (minimum) using Kaltura Capture, addressing the above information and include APA style references and resource list when you post your video. You must make an initial post before you are able to view the posts of your peers. Please make the initial post by Wednesday and respond to at least TWO (three for full credit) other classmates by Sunday at midnight. The posts to your classmates should be written posts, not video posts.To view the discussion board rubric, click the gear icon in the upper right corner and select “Show Rubric.”

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