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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.
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By realizing this simple truth, we can begin the treatment for apathy.
A diagnosis of neuropsychiatric apathy due to recurrent GBM or craniotomy is made, although substance-induced mood disorder due to concurrent dexamethasone and opiate use is considered.
Mr Stott added: "Our research has exposed what is truly an epidemic of apathy around pensions.
The individual with dementia-related apathy may recognize his or her mood changes at first, but awareness usually fades over time as the neurodegenerative process advances, even as the apathy increases," Dr.
The Archbishop went on to blame voter apathy on a general cynicism about politics and politicians and also the loss of a sense of community.
Voter apathy is a silent protest against a system in desperate need of improvement.
In 2001, Abrams stated that apathy is a cardinal symptom of the nursing crisis.
There is so much voting apathy these days with the younger generation.
Apathy was defined by Marin as a "lack of motivation not attributable to intellectual impairment, emotional distress or reduced level of consciousness" (1).
Mr Green's suggestion that such super-forces could come under the control of police and crime commissioners is unlikely to reassure people's fears, either, since there is at best apathy and at worst apathy towards these new posts.
For a week 1 was wrestling an organization filled with apathy and uncertainty, not to mention the language and cultural barriers.
If procrastination doesn't get you, her brother apathy will try to soften you up.
However, PD may also present with other neuropsychiatric syndromes and for the purpose of this article we have classified them into: 1) Anxiety disorders, 2) Apathy, 3) Involuntary emotional expression disorder, 4) Sleep disorders, and 5) Impulse control disorders.
Ignorance angers me, but I refuse to let it yield to apathy.
So, if our missing 21 million would show up at the polls, send in absentee ballots, and vote early, we could win this war on apathy and claim America back for her good and ours.