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What are some differences among social exchange theory, and the reciprocity and social responsibility norms? Which best explains helping behavior? Why?

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1. What are some differences among social exchange theory, and the reciprocity and social responsibility norms? Which best explains helping behavior? Why?

A. Social Exchange Theory proposes "that all relationships have give and take, although the balance of this exchange is not always equal." (http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/social_exchange.htm) This theory helps to explains how a person feels about a relationship with another person based on three personal perceptions, including perception of:

? "The balance between what we put into the relationship and what we get out of it.
? The kind of relationship we deserve.
? The chances of having a better relationship with someone else. " (http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/social_exchange.htm)

In deciding what is a fair deal, a person develops a comparison level against which she or he compares the give/take ratio. This comparison level will vary between relationships, with some individuals being more giving while other individuals will get more from the relationship. What is given and received also varies. This means, for instance," that exchanges at home may be very different, both in balance and content." (http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/social_exchange.htm ) People often also have a ...

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Discusses some differences among social exchange theory, and the reciprocity and social responsibility norms, and which best explains helping behavior, and why.

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