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Motivation to help (Prosocial behavior - bystander effect)

What are some of the factors that may contribute to the motivation to help people in emergency situation, being attacked, etc., including an analysis of when the five steps of prosocial behavior is involved. Also, help me to explain how one or more of the motivation theory may apply. Can prosocial behavior ever be completely altruistic or selfless, if so, then why?

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Prosocial Behavior and Motivation:

Prosocial Behavior refers to those patterns of behavior that are held by an individual to help others. This help is founded on diverse motivation that will enable the individual to take action behind the specific motivation. The action that will be taken by the person has to be voluntary. Through this, the following positive outcomes are attained; the building of further relationships in the society, the act of helping the society to function in a better way and the adding on the social capital. The bystander effect is the tendency that is held by an individual to be less likely to offer assistance to others in need in the presence of others. This knowledge makes the individual to be distracted from the emergency situation or not to act because they are in the presence of other people (Knickerbocker, n.d).

Factors to Motivating People:

In an emergency situation there are always a lot of destructions. In the case of an emergency and persons are asked to give, there are factors that will ...

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The motivation to help prosocial behavior for bystander effect is examined.