bystander effect


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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 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.
the bystander effect, as it's known, became fams ous in the 1960s following the tragic murder of Kitty Genovese.
The bystander effect is basically where people are more likely to help others in an emergency situation when they're alone than when they are in groups," Saab explained.
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