Bystander reactions to a violent theft: crime in Jerusalem.

@article{Schwartz1976BystanderRT,
  title={Bystander reactions to a violent theft: crime in Jerusalem.},
  author={Shalom H. Schwartz and Abe Gottlieb},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1976},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={1188-99}
}
Seventy-two male Israeli students were exposed to a violent crime in the course of a bogus discussion. Their awareness of other bystanders' lack of reaction to the emergency (social influence) and others' awareness of their actions (evaluation apprehension) were crossed in a 2 X 2 factorial design. An "alone" condition in which the subject was the only bystander controlled for the effects of others' mere presence (diffusion of responsibility). Helping was reduced by diffusion of responsibility… CONTINUE READING

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