On March 13, 1964, a 28-year-old woman named Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was raped and killed in two separate late-night attacks near her home in Kew Gardens, Queens. Police found that at least 38 people had seen the attacks or heard Genovese scream, but no one intervened, and just one woman called the police.
This indifferent Bystander Effect seems to be happening in China every day. But from this phenomenon, We can’t speculate that people are becoming ruthless or ethical fading. Because in different occasions, people will make different choices. So a research has begun.
“I'll be a bystander before I can figure out the situation. It could be a well-designed scam. I don't want to take risks. If I'm sure it's not a scam, I'll help them without hesitation.”
“If the bystanders can cooperate with me, it would be much easier to help the victims.”
“I haven't got the first aid training. Maybe I will mess things up, So this situation should be handed over to a more professional people to help.”
“I would love to help them. However, When the crowd surrounded me, I would be very nervous, then I will hesitate for a long time.”
“I will choose to cooperate with others, at least I am not alone...”