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Psychology - Session 15

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
Steve Joordens
Semester
Winter

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● 1964 in NY ○ cities becoming popular ■ country folk moving in were suspicious ● breed cold social interactions ○ women chased by attacker ■ eventually died ■ 38 people watching from windows ● 35 minutes ● nobody called for help, didn’t call the police ○ how could all of these people watch this play out? ● smoke filled room ○ alone ■ distress ○ with confederates ■ wonders what she should do ○ studies showed ■ less likely to do anything with more people present ○ diffusion of responsibility ■ group versus self ■ augmented by fact that someone else knows better than us ● for what to do ○ conformity effect ○ (BYSTANDER INTERFERENCE) ● bystander effect ○ assistance requires ■ recognize problem ■ assume responsibility ■ consider costs of intervention and concluding they are not too high ■ implement
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