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    the scene. In fact, the term bystander effect refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. So when an emergency situation occurs, observers will be more able to take part of it if there is a few or no other witnesses. Being a part of a big crowd makes it so no a single person has to take the responsibility for an action.(“Wikipedia contributors”) One of the most cited examples of the bystander effect is the murder of a young woman named Catherine “Kitty” Genovese who was killed in March, 1964 when she was coming back from work. She was stabbed in front of her apartment entrance by a man identified lately as Winston Moseley.…

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    Nate Bretches Diffusion of Responsibility and the Bystander Effect Rough Draft “37 Who Saw Murder Didn’t Call Police” (Manning et al.). This is the famous article title written by journalist Martin Gansberg of the New York Times two weeks after the brutal rape and murder of Kitty Genovese (Manning et al.). This case is really quite fascinating. On the early morning of March 13th, 1964, Kitty Genovese, a young woman living in the Kew Gardens district of Queens, New York, was brutally murdered…

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    The Bystander Effect

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    people react when they see other people reacting. Why do individuals not offer any means of help to a victim when others are present and what are the negative influences by social interactions due to conformity as well as the diffusion of responsibility in a certain situation? Empathy…

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    Two social psychologists named John Darley and Bibb Latane found that diffusion of responsibility occurs in situations when bystanders are in groups. In such a situation, people tend to believe that someone else will offer assistance. As a result, the amount of responsibility that they feel towards the situation decreases as there are more people around. They arrived at this conclusion after a series of experiments with three conditions in which subjects had to fill out a questionnaire while the…

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    child could still be drowning, but you do nothing because you think everyone else will do something. (Burkley, 2009) Pluralistic ignorance is one of the two reasons for the bystander effect. The other reason Burkley mentions is the diffusion of responsibility. The diffusion of responsibility occurs when someone fails to personally help when they witness a crime. (Burkley, 2009) This happens when there are multiple bystanders around. Burkley (2009) mentions that in a situation, if you are the…

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    Final Project Milestone One PSY-520 12/10/17 Peter Pouzbouris The first article is written by John M Darley and Bibb Latane, written in April of 1968. According Darley and Latane hypothesis, the more bystanders to an emergency, the less likely, or the more slowly, any one bystander will intervene to provide aid. One example Darley and Latane used to show an example of Diffusion of responsibility was, a young woman in New York was stabbed to death in the middle of the street in a…

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    Koh's Bystander Effect

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    that is a way to preserving one’s genetic material. Darley & Latané (1968 and 1969), and Eagly & Crowley (1968) observed the bystander effect that as the number of bystanders increase the total number of someone to help decrease. They have found that if only one person was to stand by and help they are likely to help the person in trouble. In March 1964, a case of a young woman, Kitty Genovese was murdered there were 38 bystanders at the window of an apartment buildings and 5 shoppers have…

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    People are most likely to think that someone else will stand up and stop the killings. They think since there are thousands of people involved who deduce that it is morally wrong to kill, there is bound to be someone who will stop it. However, this usually leads to not a single person taking a stand: the main reason genocide lingers for some time, longer than it should. The research in Psychosocial roots of genocide: risk, prevention, and intervention uses diffusion of responsibility to explain…

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    resolve the conflict by not intervening. One reason for nonintervention may be due to the presence of other onlookers. However, when only one bystander is present in an emergency, if help is to come, it must come from him. When there are several observers present, however, the pressure to intervene do not focus on any one of the observers; instead the responsibility is shared among all the onlookers (Darley & Latane, 1968). As a result, no one helps. A second reason for nonintervention is…

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    Bystander Effect Essay

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    sat back and watched like it was unreal as if they were watching a movie. These reactions, dependent variables, resulted in her unfortunate and tragic death. The experiment with the seizure differed from the response of the people, which depended on how many people they were told were in the room. Lastly, the case of the smoke was due to the smoke that streamed through the vents as well as how full the room was with people. The fuller the room was, the more people felt embarrassed to say…

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