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Submitted by: quaintness 7 years ago in Science
http://listverse.com/2009/11/02/10-notorious-cases-of-the-bystander-effect/

When poo happens, who you gonna turn to?
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Male 22
Boooo.
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Female 84
So, how many of you have watched something bad happen and not done anything?
School fights, car crashes, robberies, etc.
If everyone who read comics/watched cartoons lived by the basic (positive) messages of those, then we would not have crap like this happening. Knowing is half the battle. The other half is doing something about it apparently.
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Male 2,034
It`s times like these when I wish the Boondock Saints were real people.
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Female 34
They should have had the proofread. Embarrassing to type on such a serious topic with such ridiculous typos and mistakes.
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Male 1,929
Poorly written and didn`t keep on topic. D minus.
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Male 322
I had to stop reading that..
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Male 4,290
Well that was a downer.
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Male 1,623
This is the poo you expect to see in "shock" film scenes.
You don`t see Bruce Willis destroying a chopper with a motorbike in real life, and you shouldn`t see this poo in real life either.
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Male 447
Sorry Gorodetsky I didn`t mean literally everyone who posted before me was lacking in empathy. I should have been more specific but I didn`t want to start personal flame wars.
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Male 2,125
" When poo happens, who you gonna turn to? "

Ghostbusters?

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Male 12,138
[quote]the girlfriend Lovelessbelieved Sharer to have stolen... They then Tackett and Loveless went joyriding... Loveless strangled became hysterical[/quote]

Sincerely sorry for being a dick, but my brain literally shut down halfway through attempting to read that. I`m not sure where exactly, but it was definitely somewhere on the corner of Basic-Language-Skills Street and If-You`re-Going-Be-A-Writer-Then-Learn-To-Write-You-Illiterate-Dick Avenue.

Long-winded, accompanied by a deep sigh. Not everyone who can write, should.

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Male 203
tvremote

I don`t know what`s sadder and more disturbing, the article or the complete lack of empathy the first few comments show.
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ok, ummm, I do not see how my comment completely lacked in empathy. I was reflecting the shadow in humanity and how sad it is that most people simply cannot be impulsed into helping anyone but themselves. I know this. You know this.

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Male 227
#2 was on my b-day :)
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Female 73
Humans are horrible creatures...
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Female 1,283
@obhwfgirl
Sometimes you need a slap in the face to understand how atrocious things are.

I`m pretty sheltered and after seeing the starved African child, that tore my heart out and I felt guilty while I was eating |-(
I heard it was bad over there, but it really didn`t register until I saw that pic.

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Male 716
Humanity can be fixed, they just need a slap across the face. 20 times.
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Female 582
Okay, so that was so drating depressing and sick I couldn`t read more than half.

You think the author could`ve gone into a little less graphic detail. It wasn`t even tastefully done (and anyone who`s seen Schindler`s List knows that there is a right way of doing things). It was like a police report -- stoic and emotionless. I even felt disgusting and dirty after reading it.

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Female 208
I can`t see how you would feel foolish calling the police about something you THINK is going on when million`s of people prank call authorities all the time. You won`t get arrested if there is some obvious reason for calling. People are sad living creatures.
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Male 3,842
Fail not to mention Matthew Carrington, a Chico State student who died as a result of water intoxication during fraternity hazing. Everyone knew they should call 911 but for some unexplained reason none of them actually called.

Oddly, only two short years later, that one radio station killed a mother of three the same way with their "hold your wee for a wii" stunt when contestants had to drink a LOT of water and not go to the bathroom. Not a single person said maybe this isn`t a good idea, and, well, here`s a link:

Mother of three killed in radio stunt

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Male 901
Humanity. Seriously. What a bloody joke. I think I`ll go cry in a corner now.
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Female 1,963
The cause of the bystander effect is diffusion of responsibility. It`s not that people don`t care, they just assume that someone else will do something. And if a person realizes that no one else is doing anything, they assume the situation must not be as serious as they imagine. Basically, it`s about people not wanting to appear foolish, as well as not wanting to get involved. It`s a pretty scary phenomenon.
That article was awfully written though.
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Male 3,255
Thanks IAB. I feel really great now.
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Female 15,763
Ghost Bust--

Aw... depressing link is depressing. And not Ghost Busters. :C

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Male 25,416
THere is allot of people that wouldnt care less! but theres allot of people that would help! its the type of people that can depict the actions that they would commence!
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Male 447
I don`t know what`s sadder and more disturbing, the article or the complete lack of empathy the first few comments show.
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Male 37,774
Ineresting subject, but written very blandly, almost makes it boring.
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Male 9,306
Apathy will be the death of us all.
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Female 9,475
The reason I have no faith in humanity.
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Female 1,395
make a direct personal connection people feel a greater personal responsibility to act.
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Female 1,395
Ok, some of those arent the bystander effect, some are just people genuinly not giving a shiz. The most well known for the ;by stander effect` is the stabbed woman who`s neighbours didnt do anything. This is explained in robert cialdinis book on `influence`. In a situation where there are many people about people feel less personal responsibility for others, its like the butter of respnsibility is spread more and more thinly the more people are about. So, when people heard the woman screaming they looked around at their neighbours to look for `social proof` as to what they should be doing, when they saw many lights on and people looking too they assumed someone else would have phoned the police and felt less responsibility to do it themselves. Cialdini says if you want to make someone act in a circumstance where many people are about (say you car breaks down) you should single a person out and point to them and talk directly at them, dont just blindly wave and shout. The moment you mak
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Male 98
It`s called proof reading. That site needs to work on it.
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Male 203
This is some of the saddest I have seen on here since the photos from the women whose faces were burned by acid by their exes they turned down for marriage. This is truly an example of humanity`s darkest hours.
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Male 3,425
Wow, what a boring article.
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Male 1,086
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