John Darley And Bibb Latane: Why No One Help In A Crisis

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In “Why No One Helps in a Crisis”, John Darley and Bibb Latane assert that no one helps in a crisis because they are unperceptive, slow to recognize a crisis and diffused of responsibility when others are present in a crisis. Firstly, Darley and Latane explain that people do not help in a crisis because they are unperceptive of their surroundings. People tend to not pay attention to what is happening around them and thus might not be aware that a crisis has occurred. Darley and Latane used the example of a staged crisis whereby smoke was released into the waiting area through a vent and most of the subjects were unaware of the situation they were in until the area became too smoky, causing them discomfort. Hence, this shows that people do not

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