Who's in Charge Here?

  title={Who's in Charge Here?},
  author={R. Baumeister and Stuart P. Chesner and Pamela S. Senders and D. Tice},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={17 - 22}
  • R. Baumeister, Stuart P. Chesner, +1 author D. Tice
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
  • Past work has shown that bystanders often fail to help a victim in an emergency, because responsibility for helping diffuses over all the bystanders there. In the present experiment, subjects were exposed to a simulated emergency (a choking fit) that occurred in the course of a structured group interaction. Subjects who had been designated as subordinate group members for the experimental task generally failed to come to the victim's aid, consistent with past findings. Subjects who had been… CONTINUE READING
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