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    OMG. It's crazy that only 1 group of people tried to help in all that time. I told my kids in a situation like that to kick, scream, bite... the little girl could have been being disobedient to a step dad but wtf, find out.

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    The most famous example of the "Bystander Effect" is the murder of Kitty Genovese

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    part of me is thinking great informative piece another is thinking yea for perverts to see and now know most people won't interfere with them taking a screaming child in broad daylight.

    a billion rep points to the guys willing to help.

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    Diffusion of responsibility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Diffusion of responsibility is a social phenomenon which tends to occur in groups of people above a certain critical size when responsibility is not explicitly assigned. This phenomenon rarely ever occurs in small groups. In tests, groups of three or fewer, everyone in the group took action as opposed to groups of over ten where in almost every test, no one took action. This mindset can be seen in the phrase "No one raindrop thinks it caused the flood". Knowing this, it is always important to respond to emergencies such as a car accident in the light of the mindset, "Well there's so many people driving past this, surely someone has called 911."

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    why do you think no one interferes or helps though?





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    i think some may have thought it was her step father, some may have been scared to get shot or stabbed etc, some are so scared of having an awkward social experience that's probably enough to stop them. i don't understand it. even if you don't dare to intervene you can find a cop or make a call or draw attention to others... yell "stop that man, call the police" while taking pictures. even a camera might make a man let go and run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert D. View Post
    why do you think no one interferes or helps though?
    There are numerous psychological processes at work when this happens. Sadly, the primary reason is in larger groups, most people are too afraid of what the group will think of them if they make the wrong decision. Everyone in the group is waiting for a leader to emerge to take action so that they may follow. When a group lacks a leader, the entire group will stand around while something terrible happens.

    This shows you the importance of free spirits and leaders in society. Let me ask you this? Is it worse that 10 people stood around to let a child be abducted, or a nation standing by as their government commits horrific crimes against man?

    The situation is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    There are numerous psychological processes at work when this happens. Sadly, the primary reason is in larger groups, most people are too afraid of what the group will think of them if they make the wrong decision. Everyone in the group is waiting for a leader to emerge to take action so that they may follow. When a group lacks a leader, the entire group will stand around while something terrible happens.

    This shows you the importance of free spirits and leaders in society. Let me ask you this? Is it worse that 10 people stood around to let a child be abducted, or a nation standing by as their government commits horrific crimes against man?

    The situation is the same.
    I understand when it's a group of people, I took social psychology in college, but I am talking when its just 1 or 2 people walking by.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert D. View Post
    I understand when it's a group of people, I took social psychology in college, but I am talking when its just 1 or 2 people walking by.
    In urban areas, people have a feeling that there are always more people out there. The woman said it her self "you feel that someone else will take the blame or responsibility".

    Maybe it's a way for people to justify to themselves why they are cowards. It seems she felt that there would be others around to help. Maybe it has to do with the same mental processes that hold our society together. The lowbies are conditioned to not rock the boat while others tell them what to do. When she had to make a decision whether to be confrontational, she ducked her head like a coward and ran, even at the potential cost of a little girls's life.

    Also, the act between the girl and man looks like nothing more than a little girl being a brat. A lot of people probably assumed that and kept walking.

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    i think voting has fallen victim to the bystander effect. "someone else will do it".

    there are many people today who are just lazy, heartless, unmotivated, self involved wastes. i think it's hilarious they show the faces of the people who didn't help. maybe there will be enough humanity left in them to feel shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Wing View Post
    i think voting has fallen victim to the bystander effect. "someone else will do it".

    there are many people today who are just lazy, heartless, unmotivated, self involved wastes. i think it's hilarious they show the faces of the people who didn't help. maybe there will be enough humanity left in them to feel shame.
    Don't be too hard on them. It takes a lot of balls to do what those guys toward the end did. Most people would have made the wrong decision. I would say cowardice defines humanity no matter how much you don't want to believe it. Fear is the foundation and the driving force of a society. That is why there are so few heroes in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post

    Also, the act between the girl and man looks like nothing more than a little girl being a brat. A lot of people probably assumed that and kept walking.
    it seems in a real abduction the girl would be far more hysterical but in some cases there is footage after the fact showing the victim being calmly led away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Don't be too hard on them. It takes a lot of balls to do what those guys toward the end did. Most people would have made the wrong decision. I would say cowardice defines humanity no matter how much you don't want to believe it. Fear is the foundation and the driving force of a society. That is why there are so few heroes in the world.
    maybe there's more to the saying "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" that it initially seems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KelJu View Post
    Also, the act between the girl and man looks like nothing more than a little girl being a brat. A lot of people probably assumed that and kept walking.
    that is how it appeared to me.





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