Category Archives: Chapter 11

Pro-Social at Tufts?

This post was written by a student in last summer’s PSY 13 course, and is shared with the student’s permission… I used to be involved with Tufts Free Compliments and after reading Chapter 11, specifically the bit about positive psychology, … Continue reading

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What Men Really Want (at least in terms of prosocial behavior)

Some interesting research that integrates several different issues we’ve been discussing: helping behavior, social norms, and self-esteem.  Basic finding?  Men don’t like it so much when another man holds a door open for them. Reactions, questions, or comments?  (Other than … Continue reading

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Kitty Genovese, Revisited

A documentary, The Witness, was released a year ago revisiting the murder of Kitty Genovese. Some details can be found in this article. The movie tries to dispel some popular myths about the case. It turns out, contrary to news reports … Continue reading

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Diffusion of Responsibility Through Facebook

Nice post from a student who took PSY 13 a year ago, exploring diffusion of responsibility as it occurs on-line (and here at Tufts).  With the (anonymous) student’s permission, I’m re-posting it below.  Take a look and let us know … Continue reading

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