So important to understand the good and bad of helping others -and still figure out how to step up. This post has wonderful insight.
Why do you think people tend to rather watch than help? You know, in all those situations where help is actually needed. Like when a person gets attacked. Or when there is an accident.
It’s not a secret that most people would rather watch, maybe even take a picture or record the incident with their smart phone than actually do something about it. They would rather stare than get involved. Have you ever heard of the bystander effect?
“There are, in fact, many reasons why bystanders in groups fail to act in emergency situations, but social psychologists have focused most of their attention on two major factors. According to a basic principle of social influence, bystanders monitor the reactions of other people in an emergency situation to see if others think that it is necessary to intervene. Each person uses others’ behavior as clues to reality. Since everyone is…
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