Sunday, April 6, 2014

Helping Behavior and Subway Musicians

In this article, its talking about the case of Joshua Bell, he is a famous classical musician. This article is talking about helping behavior and subway musician. In the busy New York city, people are in rush to get to places and we tend to ignore the musician. So, Joshua Bell did a test to see how many people would actually recognize him and stop and listen to him. Joshua Bell made only $52.17 that morning, and there was only was person who actually recognized him and gave him 20 dollars. Of course, more people would have stopped to listen under different conditions: If they were told who he was or what he was doing, if they recognized his skill in playing Bach's "Chaconne," if he was playing at another time of day, or if he was simply well-dressed. From this test we found that people are more likely to help others when they feel a personal responsibility or when they know that the cost of helping someone will be low, if they had stopped to listen to Bell and actually recognized him, they might have felt obligated to give him money. Which is saying that the cost of "helping" him is high because they would have to pay him

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