Factors influencing bystanderism

IB Psychology: Factors influencing bystanderism

Research into prosocial behaviour began after an incident in 1964, when a young woman named Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death by a serial rapist and murderer. The murder took place over a period of about half an hour, during which the victim was screaming for help. The press reported that 38 of her neighbours watched from their windows as she attempted to escape her murderer, and they did not even call the police to...


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