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bystander apathy

A social psychological phenomenon in which the more people there are viewing a crisis or crime, the less likely they are to offer aid to the victim(s). Also known as the bystander effect. Over 30 people saw the mugging take place, but due to bystander apathy, none of them intervened.
See also: bystander

bystander effect

A social psychological phenomenon in which the more people there are viewing a crisis or crime, the less likely they are to offer aid to the victim(s). Also known as bystander apathy. Over 30 people saw the mugging take place, but due to the bystander effect, none of them intervened.
See also: bystander, effect
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SEVERAL BYSTANDERS [encouraged by this seeming point of law] Yes: where's your warrant?
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Bystander CPR for Children with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest While bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is linked to better outcomes in adults who have cardiac arrests outside of hospitals, little is known about the prevalence and impact of such CPR in children in the U.
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Encouraging bystander intervention is the prevailing prevention approach used on college campuses for sexual assault education, with a wide variety programs demonstrating attitude and behavior changes (Katz, Heisterkamp, & Fleming, 2011; McMahon & Banyard, 2012).
NNA - A Taliban suicide bomber killed at least four people in Kabul on Sunday when he targeted a Ministry of Defense bus, officials said, confirming three people in the vehicle and one female bystander had died, reported AFP.
But Nayla Nahas, an assistant professor of psychology at Balamand University, cautioned against assuming that the bystander effect was the only way to explain witness inaction in this particular incident.
In my job, I have come across some amazing case studies of people of all ages who would not be alive today had it not been for the skills of a bystander who had taken the trouble to learn CPR.
The group stated there is a need for tiered educational programs which teach not only police officers and first responder EMS, but also the lay bystander hemorrhage control and care for wounded victims.
The ERC Guidelines 2015 include detailed instructions to members of the public who may be in a position to save a life by providing bystander CPR to a victim of cardiac arrest.
And confronting a harasser can be difficult or even dangerous for a bystander.
SPRINGFIELD - A 32-year-old Washington state man has been charged with robbery and assault after allegedly trying to rob a bank Wednesday afternoon and then scuffling with a bystander who held him down until police could arrive.
MANAMA: A drunken couple was beaten by an enraged bystander near Yateem Centre, Bab Al Bahrain, yesterday after he saw people gathering around to take photographs of them.
Were it not for the intervention of an unidentified bystander, the incident could have ended very differently.
The perpetrator, a Russian national, was chased by a bystander who managed to catch him and hand him over to the authorities.