The Bystander Effect: Would you speak up?

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michelle S. Winfrey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Jennifer Johnson

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the bystander effect. This will be done by examining instances of the bystander effect in history and by presenting and analyzing current scenarios through the use of a survey. The survey will present seven scenarios all of which include emergency or dire situations, and which may or may not include an audience besides the observer. The paper will examine whether or not the presence of other people affects an observer's decision to act and whether or not qualities in an individual affect their reaction.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2012
Bystander Effect, Dire Situation, Decisions, Observers,

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