Conducted a natural field experiment building on the earlier work of Lewin, Zeigarnik, Deutsch, and Horwitz to test the following predictions: Persons are more likely to complete the interrupted goal attainment of liked than disliked others. For liked others, the frequency of this kind of helping is greatest when the others are close to completing their goal; for disliked others, nearness to a goal is irrelevant. Ss were 175 New York pedestrians. Data confirm these predictions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- helping behavior in interrupted goal attainment, goal proximity &
- social perception of involved other
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- Social Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science