The Bystander Effect

Some of you may think that if you’re going to get injured, the time to do it is when you’re surrounded by people. Problem is, that’s not what you want. The bystander effect is such that the more people who are present, the LESS likely you are to get help. Pluralistic ignorance and diffusion of responsibility take place and people will a) think because no one else is helping its not really an emergency and b) think other people will help you. SO, if you’re going to get hurt and need help, do it when only one person is around.

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