Bystander Apathy Research Paper

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Bystander apathy is a strange psychological effect that has been observed over several years. It happens when a person is in a large group of people and an emergency is occurring. Although under different circumstances the person will have the reasonable reaction and assist the person in need. However when in a large group of people the people who are observing the emergency go through an occurrence called “diffusion of responsibility”. This causes them to think that because of the amount of people around the emergency, one of them will act, allowing them to be inactive. This is an issue as this causes every person around the area think that others will act, therefore, nobody acts as a result.
The most common example of bystander apathy is

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