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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

22

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 97-103

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2016

Abstract

This study tested whether the gender of research confederates at heavy metal concert mosh pits would affect the helping behavior they receive. One male research confederate and one female research confederate each entered a mosh pit at various heavy metal concerts 30 times and then fell down. If and how they were helped by other concert goers was then coded as receiving direct help, indirect help, or no help. A chi-square found statistically significant differences in the way the two research confederates were helped, with the female research confederate receiving more indirect help than the male research confederate, and the male research confederate receiving more direct help than the female research confederate. This study suggests that there is ample opportunity for help in a mosh pit.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Keyword

sex differences; helping behavior; altruistic behavior; mosh pits; moshing

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 22 no. 1 2016

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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