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1

Aim

To examine the tendency of people in the largest cities of each 23 countries to help a stranger in a non-emergency situations

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How many cities

23

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How many participants

1198

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Who was excluded from study

Children
Visible physical disabilities
Older people

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What kind of experiment

Quasi

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What gender were experimenters

Male

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3 non emergency situations

Dropped pen
Hurt leg
Blind person crossing road

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How was helping scored

Scored as helping if they chose to intervene in any way- e.g. Telling person they dropped pen or telling blind person when it was okay to cross

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What community variables were assessed?

Economic prosperity
Population size
Cultural values
Pace of life ( measured by average walking speed)

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Which country was most
likely to help

Rio de Janeiro

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Which city least likely to help

Kuala Lumpur

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What percentage helped in Rio de Janeiro

93.99%

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What percentage helped in Kuala Lumpur

40.33%

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What was the difference in simpatia countries

Simpatia more helpful mean rate 82.87%

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Conclusion

Poorer cities higher rates of helping
Helping behaviour not universal, varies between cities