Methods to Increase Prosocial Behavior in a College Social Life Atmosphere and Avoid the Bystander Effect
an ignite-style talk for Dr. Erchull’s Social Psychology course
Students were asked to “give psychology away” by educating an audience of their choice about an idea from social psychology that the group would benefit from understanding
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Hi Aidan. Good talk on an important topic. I like that you talk about both the causes of the problem as well as potential solutions. At the beginning you focus on college students as your main audience. Are the programs/videos you suggest geared toward college students? Also, given all of the other things college students have going on, do you have any thoughts on how we can motivate them to participate in/watch the programs and take the important lessons away from them?
Great job on your presentation Aidan! I especially liked that you chose to talk about the college age range, since this can be very prevalent amongst college students. This can definitely relate to abnormal through those who may suffer from anxiety, etc. I really enjoyed your use of visual aids and I loved to see how you incorporated some photos of the UMW campus as well!