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Post Reply What do you think of "bystander effect"?
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Bystander effect is when a person is less likely to help someone in distress due to the presence of others.
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I don't help people because I despise people.

Meaning I could careless if there are people there or not I'm not going to help.


However I do think most people won't help because they feel they might be in danger if they tried to save them.

That's just me.
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If there was someone in trouble, but there was a bunch of people standing there (like tahharush or however you spell it--the stuff that happened in Colonge), I would be afraid to help, and I would call 911 instead.

If it was just like, uninvolved people not doing anything about it, then yeah, I would involve myself.
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Sometimes, it depends on who is in need of help. If they are someone I don't like, I really couldn't care less, if they are close, then yes, I would help regardless of people. Bystander effect is a little bullshit, it's just selfish. As hypocritical as I sound, I find it worse when people care about what others think about them more than the person suffering.
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they can do whatever they want
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Peer pressure, lol. If they're fronting with their friends, usually.
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It's a psychological phenomenon. It does happen to everyone-- so trying to sound all cool and aloof about going against it just sounds like beansprout to me. Unless your socio-cultural sense is skewed or downright missing-- in which case you wouldn't even be here in the first place.


-well, I suppose it's just another byproduct of our [relatively] enhanced sense of awareness, so... ?
Posted 1/25/16
I feel it's kinda sad and if you know about the bystander effect, you should feel obligated to help the person in need because you know others aren't going to. I know it seems "troublesome" to help someone who is in need, but seriously.
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Depends on the situation. Usually people don't get involved because it's not really their place to get involved. You can usually tell when, but I usually draw the line at if someone's getting physically or, to an extent, verbally abused; I'll step in and say something.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Depends on the situation. Usually people don't get involved because it's not really their place to get involved. You can usually tell when, but I usually draw the line at if someone's getting physically or, to an extent, verbally abused; I'll step in and say something.


I Agree 100%
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quietglasses wrote:

Bystander effect is when a person is less likely to help someone in distress due to the presence of others.


A hobo or beggar, NOPE. If someone is in trouble I'll jump in and interrupt, not doing so is a disgrace to the gods.
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I thought it was just my natural "no fucks given effect."
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I've grown desensitized to this effect because of people around me always whining about their shitty problems.
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Nearly all the times I've helped people, I learned all too late that it wasn't even a serious situation. Could be naivete to people's interactions, but still.
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Posted 1/25/16
The problem with the whole "bystander effect," is not only they're afraid to help because they're powerless,
but afraid they might be apart of the problem. For example, if I help a a victim from
An attacker and in the mix of helping I accidentally push the victim.
That victim can sue me for injuries occurred while helping the victim.
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