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Unformatted text preview: emergencies. What seems to be logic and what should be obvious is that the more people that witness or are around an emergency or crisis situation, the more help there will be. In fact, this is highly false. What is actually true is that when more people are around a crisis, they feel that they have less responsibility and less of a need to act because there are so many other people who can over help. However, everyone thinks the same thing and consequently no one acts or responds to the emergency. There are three steps that an individual must take in order for him/her to decide if they are going to act on an emergency. First, they have to notice if there is something happening. Second, they have to interpret if the situation is an emergency. Lastly, they have to decide if they have personal responsibility for intervention in the situation....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSY 110 taught by Professor Winters during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.
- Spring '08