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By­s­tan­der Effect

TagLast edit: 3 Oct 2020 17:12 UTC by Swimmer963

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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By­s­tan­der Apathy

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Apr 2009 1:26 UTC
35 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] By­s­tan­der effect false?

Ben Pace12 Jul 2019 6:30 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[SEQ RERUN] By­s­tan­der Apathy

MinibearRex30 Apr 2013 5:00 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Hero Licensing

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Nov 2017 21:13 UTC
167 points
83 comments52 min readLW link

To In­spire Peo­ple to Give, Be Public About Your Giving

peter_hurford17 May 2013 6:58 UTC
24 points
15 comments6 min readLW link

28 so­cial psy­chol­ogy stud­ies from *Ex­per­i­ments With Peo­ple* (Frey & Gregg, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu16 Jun 2019 2:23 UTC
12 points
1 comment26 min readLW link

Col­lec­tive Apa­thy and the Internet

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2009 0:02 UTC
38 points
34 comments2 min readLW link

[SEQ RERUN] Col­lec­tive Apa­thy and the Internet

MinibearRex1 May 2013 4:33 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Evolu­tion, bias and global risk

Giles23 May 2011 0:32 UTC
5 points
10 comments5 min readLW link

There’s No Fire Alarm for Ar­tifi­cial Gen­eral Intelligence

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Oct 2017 21:38 UTC
97 points
67 comments25 min readLW link

Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
228 points
44 comments11 min readLW link

Notes on Care

David_Gross5 Dec 2020 16:33 UTC
4 points
0 comments7 min readLW link
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