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Overcoming the Bystander Effect

I applaud the idea that we should try to overcome the ‘Bystander Effect’ by any means possible should we ever experience such conditions.

In my own case trying to overcome such deeply seated behaviours as the bystander effect required a scientific an enduring method. 391 more words


Social psychology: social influence


Social psychology is the scientific study of how humans affect and influence each other.


Social influence is the way a person… 224 more words

Foundational Psychology

8th Deadly Sin?

The Seven Deadly Sins in Christian belief are a list of seven rebellious tendencies that afflict humanity. They are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. 564 more words


Shades of Denial

We often hear that people don’t deal with their problems because they’re in “denial”. But what does that mean? And apart from its dismissive tone, does it really ring true? 770 more words

The Unruly Mob, Fighting Back, & the Bystander Effect

This is me last year:

I was one of the thousands of chanting, orange-shirt-wearing, live-tweeting Texas women who flooded the Texas Capitol last summer for the… 755 more words

This is why people don't report sexual assaults.

Trigger warnings: fattism, sexual harassment, police uselessness, rape, mental health

As regular readers of the blog will know from this post, I’ve had my fair share of negative experiences with sexual harassment or assault. 2,082 more words