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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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In order to address the issue of voter apathy, Ms Raleru indicated that there was a study that was done in 2002 concerning the youth vote.
The creaky flyover is reflective of the transport infrastructure in the state which is under pressure both because of the steep rise in the number of vehicles and the general apathy towards maintenance of existing road infrastructure.
As a matter of urgency, it is not late for us to understand the implication of vote buying and voter apathy in our electoral process.
'The Commission should liaise with the National Orientation Agency who should use its national networks to ensure mobilisation of communities, social and interest groups to reach potential voters in order to avoid voter apathy at the next date of election,' he added in the letter.
A series of t-tests and bivariate correlations were used to examine the relationships between the general apathy scale and the independent variables, both demographic factors and perceptions of college/ faculty.
Do you know that the opposite of love is, not hate, but apathy?' he said.
We aren't callous and apathy does not stem from an inability to care but rather from other underlying factors.
Figure Severity of impairment in goal-directed activity in disorders of diminished motivation LEAST Apathy * Noticeable lack of motivation that varies from baseline * Reduced goal-directed behaviors or cognition Abulia * More apparent decrease in spontaneous, purposeful movement * Less severe impairment than akinetic mutism GREATEST Akinetic mutism Akinetic = no movement Mutism = no speech * Patient is alert with visual tracking intact but appears immobilized due to motivational deficit Source: References 1-3 On hospital day 2, Ms.
So how do we evolve from a position of apathy to one of movement and forward progress?
Among behavioral disturbances, apathy may precede motor symptoms [15], represents an independent (negative) prognostic factor in ALS [16], and may even impact the ability to engage competently in end-of-life decisions [14, 17].
Many studies have reported increases in apathy after STN-DBS [13-18], while others show opposite outcomes [19-21].
The government of Khyber-Pakhtoonkhawa showed its apathy by stopping the medical teams visiting the area, the further added.
READER GM's claim that voter apathy is the reason for the Tory surge in the local government elections couldn't be more wrong.
Yes, auto-enrolment has successfully managed to get more people saving into a workplace pension, by using people's tendency towards apathy to discourage them from opting out.