The Pros And Cons Of The Bystander Effect

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The word “help” is a very complicated yet simple word. According to the Learner’s Dictionary, the definition of help is: to do something that makes it easier for someone to do a job, to deal with a problem, to aid or assist someone. Helping someone sounds like an easy job, and most of us would agree that we would help people anytime anywhere, but it always doesn’t turn out that way. Scientists have spent a considerable amount of time studying the helpfulness behavior of several types of people. Picture this... a man lying on the floor and a few people strolling about, occupied with their business. One lady tells herself that the man is alright and that he most likely doesn 't require any support. Another lady thinks that someone else will probably help and walks away. A man lets himself know as he leaves, that the man laying on the ground is probably drunk. Nobody helps the man. This is known as the bystander effect. The bystander effect states that during an occurrence or a crisis, the more observers there are, the less …show more content…

A group of scientists has hypothesized that females are more likely to cooperate in helping someone who dropped their papers. However, the males resulted to participate in helping a person when the papers fell. Scientists have also inferred that if people are walking alone they would tend to help more because people that are in groups are easily distracted with one another. However, in experiments done, females who walked in groups were proven to help more. It came to their attention that people are most likely to help if they are in groups because they feel more comfortable. In another experiment, it showed that females were more helpful. There have been observations that a person (either female or male) is more comfortable assisting a female than a male. Some people believe that women are kinder, comfortable, and helpful which is the reason why they tend to be assisted more than

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