Talk:Daniel Batson

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Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis[edit]

I just fixed some of the information on the empathy-altruism hypothesis. The previous bit confused that with the empathy-helping relationship, which the empathy-altruism hypothesis is meant to explain. It's easy to overlook but extremely important. - Jaymay (talk) 03:28, 6 July 2009 (UTC)


I went to the Wiki-link for John Darley, and was amazed to find that one gets told that Wikipedia does not have an entry for this psychologist, when, as from Thursday 23 February, it does (I just added it). What happened?ACEO 11:45, 23 February 2006 (UTC)

Well, the above problem seems cleared up now. I would be delighted to hear any one comment on this article on Daniel Batson, especially on his controversial concept of quest religious orientation.ACEO 20:12, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Good Samaritan Study[edit]

When I have had time to check out all the references, I may add the following information:

Some information about the famous Good Samaritan study - see Darley and Batson's (1973) paper in "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" Some information about Greenwald's challenge to this study.

This study gets quoted in many textbooks as a study in which theology students who were asked to prepare a talk on the Good Samaritan were no more likely to stop to help a person in need of aid than those asked to prepare a talk on a different topic. However, two years later, Anthony Greenwald's article in "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology" challenged this popular view, pointing out that if the data collected by Darley and Batson were analysed using Bayesian statistics, a significant difference WOULD be found. If this correct information gets into Wikipedia, it would exemplify how Wikipedia has presented information which is sadly lacking from many textbooks! ACEOREVIVED 20:39, 14 May 2007 (UTC) David Wulff (1991) Psychology of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Views (New York: Wiley) is strong on the above point. ACEOREVIVED 19:10, 30 May 2007 (UTC)


I think it is time to put the references on this article, beginning with a list of Batson's works, which I can now do being on line again.ACEOREVIVED 19:19, 22 September 2007 (UTC)


What happened at the beginning of the article? Is some one able to make this more visible, please? ACEOREVIVED 19:31, 4 October 2007 (UTC)