Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Greenberg, M. S. 2010. Bystander Involvement. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
In March 1964, Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered in New York while 38 of her neighbors watched from their apartment windows. Even though the attack lasted over a half hour, no one called the police until it was over. As a direct result of this incident, a great deal of empirical and theoretical knowledge has been generated on the topic of bystander involvement.
- prosocial behavior;
- social influence