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Unformatted text preview: • Specifically, bystanders assume nothing is wrong in an emergency because no one else looks concerned • Smoke filled room study • 3. Assuming responsibility o prevents step 3: diffusion of responsibility- each bystander’s sense of responsibility to help decreases as the number of bystanders increases • 4. Decide know how to help o why do people not help? They don’t want to appear foolish o prevents= lack of knowledge and competence o Cramer Emergency – seizure Participants were students or nurses Participants alone or with others Alone or with others, 70-75% of nurses helped 70% of students helped when alone, 25% helped when with others • 5. Deciding to implement the help o what prevents step 5? Costs of helping Legal problems Embarrassment(audience inhibition) • Fear that others will evaluate them negatively if they intervene and the situation is not an emergency Personal danger...
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- Fall '10
- Social Psychology, room study