Essays Tagged: "bystander intervention"

Passive Social Influence and the Bystander Effect.

A fascinating dimension of the bystander effect is the diffusion of responsibility. The general hypothesis that has been tested is: ... l help (Darley and Latane, 1968). Social influence adds to this idea. Passive social influence from bystanders acts on the diffusion of responsibility and maximizes the bystander effect. Although pro- ... restraint exhibition of pro-social behavior in public is unlikely. Therefore, in emergencies, inert bystander behavior is often replicated and exhibited.In the 1968, study, "Bystander Intervention in ...

(7 pages) 179 1 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Bystander Effect

to helping others, studies have uncovered an apparent paradox in social psychology called the ‘bystander effect’ (Weiten 2007, p.684). The bystander effect is a theory of pro-social or helpi ... uss the above scenario, referring to the social psychology student’s comments, using the ‘bystander effect’ theory of pro-social behaviour as its framework. Factors which influence  ...

(7 pages) 59 0 1.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors