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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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Hate crime is underreported, so we are asking people not to be bystanders.
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Therefore, to quite an extent, the bystander effect may occur because of a conscious 'othering' of the victim.
30am much to the dismay of the police and the innocent bystanders who sadly had to go home with empty bellies.
A recent study by researchers at Ohio State University found that bystanders were less likely to confront the harasser directly than to point out the harassing behaviour to a third party.
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But almost all kids--nearly 9 in 10 students--are bystanders who see and hear bullying.
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A vendor in a market fatally attacked another during an argument, then stabbed four bystanders before officers killed him, police in Changsha in the central province of Hunan said on their verified account on Sina Weibo, a Chinese version of Twitter.
By zooming in on high-resolution passport-style photographs, Dr Jenkins and co-researcher, Christie Kerr, of the School of Psychology, University of Glasgow were able to recover the faces of bystanders from reflections in the eyes of photographic subjects.