Why would a person standby and fail to help another person in trouble? In social psychology, this is known as the bystander effect. Learn why it happens and explore some examples.

What Is the Bystander Effect?

Why would a person standby and fail to help another person in trouble? In social psychology, this is known as the bystander effect. Learn why it happens and explore some examples.

This is an example of the bystander effect. The people walking in this video have several reasons not to help them man lying on the ground. The reasons range from giving excuses for his behavior ("he's  drunk"), which to them is not a really important reason to help him, to putting the responsibility on others ("I'm sure someone else will handle it").

This is an example of the bystander effect. The people walking in this video have several reasons not to help them man lying on the ground. The reasons range from giving excuses for his behavior ("he's drunk"), which to them is not a really important reason to help him, to putting the responsibility on others ("I'm sure someone else will handle it").

Bystander Effect | Psychology Today

Bystander Effect | Psychology Today

The Mind of the Bystander

The Mind of the Bystander

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A project carried out with the intention of informing people of the bystander effect, how it happens, its repercussions, and how to avoid it. Easy-to-comprehend posters, flyers, and a manifesto were created to help people understand the bystander phenom…

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Click on her face to see 10 cases of the bystander effect... 10 horrifying cases. Then think about being a responsible bystander.

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