The Psychology of Aggression and Antisocial Behaviour


  1. Introduction and overview
  2. Defining prosocial behaviour
  3. Helping and bystander intervention
  4. The decision model of bystander intervention
  5. Noticing that something is  wrong
  6. Defining the situation as an emergency
  7. Pluralistic ignorance
  8. Accepting personal responsibility or diffusing responsibility
  9. Choosing a way to help: the role of  competence
  10. The arousal–cost–reward (ACR) model
  11. The cost–reward analysis
  12. Different kinds of costs
  13. Different types of helping
  14. Helping different kinds of victim
  15. Individual differences and helping
  16. Evaluation of the arousal–cost–reward model
  17. Universal egoism
  18. Empathy–altruism
  19. Meet the Researcher: Hans-Werner 
  20. Bierhoff
  21. The evolutionary approach: universal egoism and the paradox of altruism
  22. The contribution of sociobiology
  23. Biological and psychological altruism
  24. Television and prosocial behaviour
  25. Television violence and catharsis
  26. Can computer games enhance prosocial behaviour?
  27. Conclusions
  28. Summary


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