You are walking through a crowded hallway on your way to class; up ahead you see another student is walking to class and they just dropped their water bottle. Instead of going and helping her you think, "It's a crowded hallway; someone else will help pick up their water bottle". This is known as the Bystander Effect-someone believing that another person will help someone in a situation. It might not be exactly like this situation, but sometimes, unconsciously, people do not help others because they believe other people will help. The water bottle situation happened to me the other day. I was walking to class and a person dropped their water bottle and I decided not to help because I knew that there were other people around who could help just as well as I could. Even though in this situation it was not a matter of life or death but there are some situations that people don't help others in dire need. For example in our textbook it explains how a woman was screaming and yelling for help while she was being murdered and no one came to her rescue. In these types of situations people should not fall into the bystander effect, people should know that the tendencies are if there are many people around a person is less likely to come to help those in desperate need.
jorge463: April 2012 Archives
Admitting it is the first stop...alright breath...I am...A Say Yes to the Dress addict. There, I said it. I have been watching the show since it premiered a few years back. Along with my other fellow companions who like the show, the show is one of the most addicting shows to watch. Most of the time the brides are the most stuck-up, spoiled human beings on the planet, but watching the show is like a car crash; as soon as you look you can't look away. There are grown up women complaining about what type of beautiful gown they should wear on their wedding day. Another factor that is interesting about the show is that the brides continuously describe the groom before they try on the dresses. In the show it seems that most of the brides have met their significant others in the same work place as them. According to the three major principles that guide relationships proximity is one of the key factors. Another factor that shows up in the three major principles is that most brides describe their soon to be partners with almost the exact same personality and characteristics as them. According to the three principles this is called similarity. It is crazy to think that someone is marrying another being that is so similar to them, but as long as the couple is happy then that is all that matters.