Interpersonal and Intergroup Helping Relations as Power Relations: Implications for Real-World Helping

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Prosocial Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationGroup Processes, Intergroup Relations, and Helping
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781405178815
StatePublished - 6 Nov 2009


  • Autonomy-oriented and dependency-oriented help
  • Helping and social inequality-basic link
  • IHSR model emphasis on status relation security
  • Interpersonal and intergroup helping relations as power relations
  • Model of Intergroup Helping as Status Relations-relationship justifying existing social system
  • Personality antecedents of willingness to help others
  • Pitfalls of under-and overutilization of help
  • Psychological mechanisms promoting helping
  • Threat to Self-esteem model of receiving help and Janus-like quality of help
  • Transient and chronic dependency-assumptive versus responsive and discriminating versus non-discriminating help

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