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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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The research on bystander intervention and IPV indicates that in general, men are less likely to intervene as bystanders (Banyard, Plante, & Moynihan, 2007; McMahon, Postmus, & Koenick, 2011).
Semple and the researchers picked two meters because both male and female bystanders within that range routinely reacted visibly to bawling babies.
The court concluded that the mother's claim of bystander emotional distress did not constitute a bodily injury because the policy defined the term as "any bodily injury, sickness, disease, or death sustained by any person.
Rejecting the hereditary principle and always insisting on the strictest possible interpretation of the faith, the Kharijites could never achieve real power yet managed to introduce continual fissiparity--if not anarchy--to the ummah and bring chaos and confusion to the Middle East for many years, sometimes as perpetrators, sometimes as victims, and never allowing any to define themselves as mere bystanders.
This article presents a policy analysis of the innocent bystander problem.
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In "The Trolley Problem," Thomson offered a solution--call this her First Solution--according to which the bystander may flip the switch in Bystander because were he to do so (1) he makes what was threatening five come to threaten only one and (2) he does so not by any means that constitute an infringement of any right of the one's.
However as this was happening, the bystander was knocked down and received a fractured leg due to his brittle bone condition.
Pupils had their empathy levels tested before the questionnaire, with those exhibiting higher levels of empathy being more likely to suggest positive bystander behaviour across all scenarios.
The project will expand on YWCA Adelaides award winning work in violence prevention, by expanding Bystander Intervention into regional communities including the South East, Iron Triangle and Eyre Peninsula.
The bystander effect, as it's known, became famous in the 1960s, following the tragic murder of Kitty Genovese.
The bystander effect, as it's known, became famous in the 1960s following the tragic murder of Kitty Genovese.
In the grainy images, one of the black-clad jihadis chases down the bystander who falls to the floor as other attackers pile in.
But in bystander situations even small actions can prevent possible tragedy.
the bystander effect, as it's known, became fams ous in the 1960s following the tragic murder of Kitty Genovese.