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Beating the Bystander Effect: Part II

For older kids and adult students, The Atlantic‘s City Lab has a six-step guide for standing up to a bigoted attack. This article dates from 11/15/16; it’s written with an eye to recent events and increases in harassment and hate attacks. 322 more words


Beating the Bystander Effect: Part I

Reports of hate crimes and harassment have increased since the election. Several places are tracking these reports; a great place to get a current picture is the Southern Poverty Law Center’s… 434 more words

High School

It’s Easy to Be Outraged on the Internet. It’s Much Harder to Be an Upstander IRL.

Like many people all over both North America and the world, I followed the live results of the US election on November 8.

Because I don’t own a TV, I attempted to stream the coverage on my laptop.   1,390 more words

Real Life

How a girl exposed her genitals for all the world to see; and how I did nothing to protect her.

It is hardly six o’clock as we sit down for dinner at a restaurant in the bustling Gaslamp quarters of San Diego. Hundreds of people pass by our table on the sidewalk, offering a welcome distraction from our growling stomachs. 422 more words


Your Stomach Will Hurt

October 13, 2011, on a narrow little road in Foshan, Guangdong, a two year old Chinese girl lay bleeding for several minutes after being run over by two vehicles. 714 more words

Anti Bully

Het imaginary bystander effect

Als autodidactisch sociaalpsycholoog ben ik al langer bekend met het bystander effect, of omstandereffect in goed Nederlands. Sinds kort ken ik ook het imaginaire omstandereffect. 701 more words

Kwaliteit Van Leven

Does Pure Altruism Truly Exist?

“Demonstrating pure altruism is almost impossible”

Pilivan et al. (1981)

So people are not capable of helping others without self-interest?

I’ll start by asking, if a stranger risks his life to save yours, is he displaying pure altruism?

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