is a social, psychological view that people are less likely to help when other people are present.
CHARITIES have warned that "bystander apathy
" can compound the problem of sexual assault.
No one has a right to bystander apathy
. Perhaps people don't want to call the police about someone they love or know.
Overcoming Bystander Apathy
and Non-intervention in Alcohol-Poisoning Emergency Situations: Advancing Field Testing of Training-for-Intervention Theory via Thought Experiments.
Social psychology documented the "bystander apathy
effect" in the 1960s, a phenomenon in which the more people who witness a crisis together, the less likely any one of them is to help.
But bystander apathy
is, in fact, a well-documented phenomenon whereby those witnessing a crime fail to help a victim.
She cited a famous study of 'bystander apathy
': two psychologists placed students in a room and asked them to fill out questionnaires.
Additionally, future researchers are encouraged to include interventions specifically targeted toward reducing bystander apathy
(Latane & Darley, 1968) by encouraging bystanders to become more involved in helping bullying victims.
To escape the quicksand of bystander apathy
, managers and directors can be required to report on strategic and operational issues.
The question for us today is whether bystander apathy
is happening in naval-aviation radio communications.
The perceived relationship between an attacker and their victim is a factor that may impact on bystander apathy
towards witnessed assaults (e.g.
"Most just looked at the floor while others fidgeted in their seats," she says, shocked at this bystander apathy