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Dr. Gaelyn Aguilar
As a social phenomena, giving and receiving help is a complex behavior. This paper will highlight the specific language used in context of providing social support, and how this language has changed over time, as well as the impact of age on the act of helping another individual. Other social factors such as different identity constructs, power, and motivation will also be covered in relation to how they govern prosocial behavior. A particular focus on the notion of "filial piety" and helping others in South Korea will also be given to provide a cross-cultural comparative to the American context. (Faculty Sponsor: Gaelyn Aguilar)
Raupach, Nicholas, "Helping Others: Looking at Culture, Language, and Time" (2022). Undergraduate Theses. 2.