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Förväntade emotioner vid hjälpande och inte-hjälpande: Olika motiv bakom identifierbarseffekten och proportiondominanseffekten?

Ottosson Cederflycht, Ellinor LU and Thomson, Oliver LU (2013) PSYK01 20131
Department of Psychology
Abstract
The main purpose for this study has been to try to investigate which of our emotions
that affect and control our motivational behaviour when it comes to helping people in
need. Two main hypotheses were formed by the researchers; if people are told to
imagine not helping an identified victim they will presume to feel more guilt than
they would have done if presuming not helping a statistical victim and when people
are told to imagine helping a group of people that makes up a high proportion of the
total population they will presume to feel more positive emotions then they would
have presumed to feel helping a group of people that makes up a low proportion of
the total population. A pilot study (N = 71) was carried out to find a... (More)
The main purpose for this study has been to try to investigate which of our emotions
that affect and control our motivational behaviour when it comes to helping people in
need. Two main hypotheses were formed by the researchers; if people are told to
imagine not helping an identified victim they will presume to feel more guilt than
they would have done if presuming not helping a statistical victim and when people
are told to imagine helping a group of people that makes up a high proportion of the
total population they will presume to feel more positive emotions then they would
have presumed to feel helping a group of people that makes up a low proportion of
the total population. A pilot study (N = 71) was carried out to find a suitable
comparison situation to the charity campaigns we manipulated and used in the main
study (N = 280). The results, however, showed no statistical significance to confirm
our two hypotheses and our conclusion of that is that it seems like there might be
other emotions, or cognitive aspects, than the ones we first thought that affects and
controls our motivation to helping behaviour. What those emotions, or cognitive
aspects, might be is still a challenge for future studies to find out. (Less)
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author
Ottosson Cederflycht, Ellinor LU and Thomson, Oliver LU
supervisor
organization
course
PSYK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Help motivation, Identified Victim Effect, Proportional Dominance Effect, expected guilt, expected positive emotions.
language
Swedish
id
3972851
date added to LUP
2013-08-26 11:47:54
date last changed
2013-08-26 11:47:54
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  abstract     = {The main purpose for this study has been to try to investigate which of our emotions
that affect and control our motivational behaviour when it comes to helping people in
need. Two main hypotheses were formed by the researchers; if people are told to
imagine not helping an identified victim they will presume to feel more guilt than
they would have done if presuming not helping a statistical victim and when people
are told to imagine helping a group of people that makes up a high proportion of the
total population they will presume to feel more positive emotions then they would
have presumed to feel helping a group of people that makes up a low proportion of
the total population. A pilot study (N = 71) was carried out to find a suitable
comparison situation to the charity campaigns we manipulated and used in the main
study (N = 280). The results, however, showed no statistical significance to confirm
our two hypotheses and our conclusion of that is that it seems like there might be
other emotions, or cognitive aspects, than the ones we first thought that affects and
controls our motivation to helping behaviour. What those emotions, or cognitive
aspects, might be is still a challenge for future studies to find out.},
  author       = {Ottosson Cederflycht, Ellinor and Thomson, Oliver},
  keyword      = {Help motivation,Identified Victim Effect,Proportional Dominance Effect,expected guilt,expected positive emotions.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Förväntade emotioner vid hjälpande och inte-hjälpande: Olika motiv bakom identifierbarseffekten och proportiondominanseffekten?},
  year         = {2013},
}