Bystander Effect News
Sexual assault and the bystander effect: Inaction of passers-by is a grave problem which needs to be addressed
Why do bystanders often stand and stare instead of helping the victim? Turns out this is a well-documented psychological phenomenon.
Research into bystander apathy began in the 1960s, following public outrage over the sensational murder of 29-year-old Kitty Genovese in Queens, New York in 1964.
Everytime a crime such as what happened in Guwahati unfolds in the full glare of the public, and bystanders are afflicted with the Bystander Effect, we collectively lose a bit of our humanity.
Shed a tear for Keenan Santos and Ruben Fernandes. But also reflect on a part of Mumbai that died with them.
A shocking video of a two-year-old girl who lay bleeding on the roadside after being run over has stirred the conscience of Chinese people - and led them to wonder where their Good Samaritans have gone...