Human beings are fundamentally social. In this discussion, we will consider connection—from attraction to dissolution, and liking to love—by providing advice regarding various relationship concerns.
To inform your thinking on this topic, begin by reading “Transmission of Aggressions through Imitation of Aggressive Models” (Bandura, Ross, & Ross, 1961), “”From Jerusalem to Jericho”: A Study of Situational and Dispositional Variables in Helping Behavior” (Darley & Batson, 1973), “Bystander Intervention in Emergencies: Diffusion of Responsibility” (Darley & Latane, 1968), “The General Aggression Model: Theoretical Extensions to Violence, (DeWall, Anderson, & Bushman, 2011), “Group Inhibition of Bystander Intervention in Emergencies” (Latane & Darley, 1968), and “Understanding the Psychology of Bullying: Moving Toward a Social-Ecological Diathesis-Stress Model” (Swearer & Hymel, 2015).
Then, imagine that you are an educator. Describe a hypothetical incident of observed antisocial behavior (bullying, relational aggression (i.e., “mean girls”), etc.). Interpret relevant social psychological theory and research to explain the case study you outlined, and assemble key insight from research on prosocial behavior to generate a plan for addressing this specific situation.