Piliavin Et Al

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This quiz will ask questions on Piliavin et al's 'Subway Samaritan' experiment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is altruism?
    • A. 

      A desire to do good without expecting any rewards

    • B. 

      A desire to do good because a reward will be given

    • C. 

      Not having a desire to do good due to the costs of helping

    • D. 

      Not helping a victim in an emergency situation

  • 2. 
    Where was Piliavin et al's experiment held?
    • A. 

      Yale University

    • B. 

      London Subway Train

    • C. 

      A mock prison

    • D. 

      New York Subway Train

  • 3. 
    What was Piliavin et al's sample selection process?
    • A. 

      Self selected/volunteer

    • B. 

      Opportunity

    • C. 

      Random

  • 4. 
    How many participants were there involved in this experiment (Subway Samaritan) across all times it was carried out?
    • A. 

      4000

    • B. 

      3040

    • C. 

      4450

    • D. 

      4470

  • 5. 
    How many seconds into the journey did the victim collapse?
    • A. 

      70

    • B. 

      130

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      60

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT a genuine statement from a female bystander?
    • A. 

      I'm not strong enough

    • B. 

      I wish I could help him

    • C. 

      It's for men to help

    • D. 

      Drunk people don't deserve help, it's their own fault

  • 7. 
    The Cane Victim recieved instant help what percent of the time?
    • A. 

      35%

    • B. 

      16%

    • C. 

      95%

    • D. 

      22%

  • 8. 
    What type of experiment was Piliavin's study on helping behaviour?
    • A. 

      Natural/Quasi Experiment

    • B. 

      Lab Experiment

    • C. 

      Field Experiment

  • 9. 
    Name an independant variable in Piliavin et al's study on helping behaviour in an emergency situation.
    • A. 

      Comments made by bystanders

    • B. 

      Type of victim e.g. drunk or cane

    • C. 

      Amount of time taken until help was given by bystander

  • 10. 
    Name a dependant variable in piliavin et al's study on helping behaviour in an emergency situation.
    • A. 

      Presence/absence of helping model

    • B. 

      The amount of time taken until help was given by bystander

    • C. 

      Race of the victim