S-Space College of Social Sciences (사회과학대학) Dept. of Psychology (심리학과) Theses (Master's Degree_심리학과)
Help not Wanted: Effect of Pure Altruism Beliefs on Reactions to Being Helped
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 대학원
- 학위논문(석사)--서울대학교 대학원 :사회과학대학 심리학과,2019. 8. 최인철.
- The present research investigated the effects of pure altruism beliefs,
beliefs regarding how purely selfless an action must be in order to be
called altruistic, on reactions to being helped. Although the possibility of
purely altruistic behaviors has been studied extensively by philosophers
and psychologists alike, relatively less attention has been paid to lay
theories about what altruism really means. Three studies examined the
relationship between lay people’s pure altruism beliefs and their reactions
to being helped. The results revealed that participants with high pure
altruism beliefs were less likely to show positive reactions to being helped
and that the effect of pure altruism beliefs was most pronounced when the
helper was described as an altruistic person.