Psychology – Discussions
Read the following op-ed article about those who helped the wounded after the Boston Marathon bombings. http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/16/opinion/sutter-boston-helpers/ (Links to an external site.)
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 (10 points); *students may also choose to site information from other reliable sources on the web as well.
Discuss which concepts from Module 45 (bystander effect, social exchange theory, reciprocity norm, social-responsibility norm) may have been demonstrated in the after the Boston Marathon bombings. (10 points)
Respond to at least one of your classmates entries to perpetuate the discussion (5 points)
Development of idea and grammar (5 points)