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Kitty Genovese People witness/heard part of assault March 13, 1964 New York Times article o “for more than half an hour 38 respectable people watched a women get stalked and stabbed. Only one called police after she was dead” Winston Mosley murdered/sexually assaulted Genovese Some neighbors heard or saw part of it, and some acted while others did not First attack occurred in parking lot, Mosley was frightened off when a resident shouted at him Police were called immediately after 1 st attack; lack of response could be attributed to location/neighborhood, apartment nearby
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Unformatted text preview: local bar w/ lots of trouble Second attack occurred short while later inside the building in the stairwell where only one person could have witnessed it happening Bystander effect Tendency for each group member to dilute personal responsibility for acting by spreading it among all other group members Meta analysis of 50 studies by Latane & Nida Diffusion of responsibility + social influence Bystander effect is most pronounced when bystanders are strangers to each other Contrary evidence when bystanders are friends...
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