Helping in the context of refugee immigration

Autor(en): Echterhoff, Gerald
Becker, Julia C.
Knausenberger, Judith
Hellmann, Jens H.
Stichwörter: Activism; Autonomy versus dependency-oriented help; CONTACT; EMPATHY; Forcedness; Helping; Immigration; MIGRANTS; Perils; Psychology; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; Refugees; SOLIDARITY; SUPPORT
Erscheinungsdatum: 2022
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER
Journal: CURRENT OPINION IN PSYCHOLOGY
Volumen: 44
Startseite: 106
Seitenende: 111
Zusammenfassung: 
We review psychological approaches of helping behavior in the context of refugee immigration. Refugee migration, compared with nonrefugee migration, is characterized by greater forcedness and related perils. Taking into account perceptions of forcedness and perils, we examine potential helpers' responses at each of four successive stages toward helping people in perilous, distressing, or emergency situations: (1) noticing and recognizing distressing, help-demanding conditions; (2) taking responsibility; (3) knowing how to help; and (4) transfer of one's knowledge into action. In so doing, we discuss the role of different motives and functions of providing help (e.g. preserving refugees' dependency or facilitating their autonomy) and implications of unequal power relations between help providers and refugees.
ISSN: 2352250X
DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.08.035

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