The bystander effect and social control behavior : the effect of the presence of others on people ’ s reactions to norm violations

@inproceedings{CHEKROUN2002TheBE,
  title={The bystander effect and social control behavior : the effect of the presence of others on people ’ s reactions to norm violations},
  author={PEGGY CHEKROUN and Markus Brauer},
  year={2002}
}
Observers of deviant social behavior sometimes communicate disapproval directly or indirectly to the perpetrator of a deviant act. This reaction has been termed ‘social control’. Three field studies were conducted to explore the influence of the number of bystander-observers on the likelihood of social control. We predicted that the presence of others would inhibit people’s tendency to communicate their disapproval to the deviant but only if personal implication was low. In the first study, we… CONTINUE READING