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Critiquing how social psychology has studied and theorized bystander intervention

By Stu Dunn The stabbing, sexual assault and murder Catherine Susan “Kitty” Genovese on March 13, 1964 near her home in Queens in New York City has a permanent place in history – more specifically social psychology’s history – due to … Continue reading

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What makes people turn away?

I remember talking to a colleague when I worked in Melbourne back in 1999 – who told me about their walk to work. They told me how they passed a homeless person begging and said; “Come on, I’ll buy you … Continue reading

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