CRS 325 Per Prep Outline

As an emergency assume personal responsibility feel

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as an emergency; assume personal responsibility; feel competent to help; and then help.” b. The personal responsibility is where it was thought of that the intervention usually falls apart. b.i. As the number of people around increase, the likeliness of people to help decrease. TRANSITION: Although the five steps seem plausible as to why intervention doesn’t happen, depending on who the bystanders are may affect the intervention as well. III. When are people more likely to intervene? a. Studies show that bystanders were more likely to intervene when the other witnesses around were people they knew, or their friends. b. Intervention with the bystander effect, in one aspect, is associated with social- identity. This is defining ones “self” based on a self-inclusive category. b.i. There are a couple ways in which this helps intervention b.i.1. With friend groups, increasing the number of people in the group create more “social cohesion” b.i.2. Increasing group size encourages depersonalization and in turn takes the responsibility off of the individual and places it on the group. b.i.3. Increasing depersonalization and increasing adherence of group values, helps the group to act out their group values. This in turn creates a greater likelihood of the person in distress being helped. TRANSITION: With bystanders being more likely to help if it’s a group of people familiar to them, somewhat dispels that the bystander effect is a psychological phenomenon and increases the chance of it being a construction of society.
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  • Spring '08
  • Richards
  • Sociology, depersonalization

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