Forget altruism…sometimes people actually do nothing when they probably should do something…. Examine factors influencing bystanderism. Bystanderism or the Bystander Effect.
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Examine factors influencing bystanderism
2. Informational social influence (pluralistic ignorance):
3. Evaluation apprehension:
They argue that helping requires that the bystander:
2. Interpret the situation as an emergency (e.g. people screaming or asking for help, which could also be interpreted as a family quarrel which is none of your business.
3. Accept some personal responsibility for helping even though other people are present.
4. Consider how to help (although you may be unsure of what to do or doubt your skills).
5. Decide how to help (you may observe how other people react or decide that it is too dangerous to intervene).