By­s­tan­der Effect

TagLast edit: 26 Nov 2021 14:05 UTC by Multicore

The bystander effect is a social psychological phenomenon in which individuals are less likely to offer help in an emergency situation when other people are present. The probability of help is inversely proportional 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.

—Safety Canada, January 2004, “Don’t Just Stand There—Do Something”

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Notes on Care

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[Question] By­s­tan­der effect false?

Ben Pace12 Jul 2019 6:30 UTC
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Be­ware the Unsurprised

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