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Lecture 21

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
John Bassili
Semester
Winter

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Psychology II Lecture 21 Bystander Apathy -a woman, Genieve was stabbed by a man with mental disability in New York in 1964 -event took place in a street around apartment -there were 38 witnesses from the apartment and no one called the police -they responded I didnt want to be involved. -in another case, researcher deliberately set up scenario where a womans purse was stolen by a man in a public place with people around -no one did anything to help the woman to chase the man -people observe others behaviour, as no one does anything, no action is performed -people were shocked about this unfamiliar situation and do not know what to do -personal responsibility is when a person recognizes that he is the someone to call the police Steps that witness needs to go through to get help for victim 1. Noticing a person, event, or situation that potentially may require help 2. Interpreting the event as one that requires help 3. Assuming responsibility 4. Deciding
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