Psychology Notes - Nov 29

Psychology Notes - Nov 29 - Lecture 22 Bystander...

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11/29/07 Lecture 22 Bystander Intervention I. Kitty Genovese, left for dead March 13, 1964 45 minutes after the attack she was dead (March 13 th , 1964) 38 different people report hearing the scream, yet none of them went to her help or called the police Led to a lot of research in bystander intervention (apathy) o Why people help or don’t? When and why? Everyone though each other w II. When bystanders intervene and when they don’t Why don’t people help? o 1. They don’t notice the situation Less likely to help in groups, b/c they are too distracted Or you could notice it, but don’t encode is as potentially bad In ambiguous situations (restroom, bars) where there are smokes or fire, everyone just says “oh its just some fire”-mass deaths b/c people are so slow in responding o 2. Costs of helping are hight More likely to help when cost is less less likely to help with very busy Seminary students training to become priest supposed to give a
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