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Updated: Questioning the Bystander Effect and Presence or Absence of Good Samaritans in Time of Need

The murder of a young woman, Kitty Genovese, led to speculations and research about helping those in danger. Today, we still question whether it is a valid measure of human behavior and what contributes to inaction.


On a quiet evening in a working-class New York City neighborhood that was…




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Dr. Patricia Farrell

Dr. Patricia Farrell

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