Bystander EffectAdd to favorites tutorial Add to favorites tutorialBystander Effect The bystander effect is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely related to the number of bystanders. In other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help. Several variables help to explain why the bystander effect occurs. These variables include: ambiguity, cohesiveness and diffusion of responsibility. ambiguity– Doubtfulness or uncertainty of signification, from a word’s being susceptible of different meanings; double meaning. Research States: The Time it Takes for a person to be helped is related by the number of people Present. Thus, More people Present=the More time it will take to help the person. You are less likely to get help if there are many people around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR27kEqVRdw Psychologist say that if you are a victim of a crime, you are less likely to receive help when surrounded by a group than by a single . Its called the Diffusion of Responsiblty Would people help a child being abducted?
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