may or may not include- Benefit/Risk to the helper
actions intended to solely benefit the others with NO reward to the helper
Empathy leads us to want to end another’s suffering
Prosocial behavior is motivated by bystander’s desire to reduce his/her own uncomfortable/negative emotions or feelings
(When it comes to helping unhappiness leads to prosocial behavior and empathy is not a necessary component.)
Prosocial behavior is motivated by a desire to boost one’s own status and reputation.
-not necessarily conscious process, but sometime is.-More risk=more reward/status
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