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To Step in or Not?

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Something I’m thinking about at the moment is the bystander effect. In a nutshell, it’s when a dispute occurs between people in public and onlookers do nothing to stop it because they think someone else will step in to help. 341 more words



by David Morstad

On March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death outside her apartment building in  Queens in New York City. The New York Times published a report that described a scene of indifference from neighbors who failed to come to Genovese’s aid.  745 more words

Bystander or Game Changer?

A story that continues to trouble me, since first hearing it in an undergraduate psychology class some twenty years ago, is the murder of a woman named Kitty Genovese.  387 more words

Step Up: Bystander Intervention

You can make a difference.

This idea, the notion that everyone can recognize bad situations and do something about it, is the foundation “Step Up,” a program at the University of Minnesota based out of the Aurora Center. 521 more words

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Bystander Effect: A Swan Rescue

On my morning commute, I came across an unusual sight: an injured swan. He was stuck on the main bridge in town which is a heavy traffic area. 502 more words