Predictors of Helping Behavior
Write a short paper on predictors of helping behaviors that engages the following.
What makes us help other people? Are the variables that make us more likely to help others genetic or environmental?
Using school library resources research and explain which factor genetics or the environment is more powerful in regards to helping behavior. Support your perspective using research and examples. Also, consider the strongest or most valid points that may be raised against your argument and counter them.
Library Article: High Cost Helping Scenario: The Role of Empathy, Prosocial Reasoning and Moral Disengagement on Helping Behavior.
Library Article: Racial Differences in Helping Behaviors: The Role of Respect, Safety, and Identification.
Article: ‘From Jerusalem to Jericho’: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior