Could You Care Less?
The Bystander Effect is a fairly well known term in the world of Psychology, but before half of you switch off right now - hear me out and listen to what I've got to say. Because the Bystander Effect, and the things that prompted its existence, have an affect on every single person reading this article. "It was none of my business..."
The Bystander Effect came about around 1964 after the murder of Kitty Genovese. That's just another name to most of us, but the story behind her murder struck a chord with me years and years ago, as I'm sure it might with you. Kitty was stabbed twice in the back by somebody she didn't know. She called for help, her neighbours yelled for the man to leave her alone, and he ran. But nobody went to help her. Fifteen minutes later the attacker returned and searched for her, stabbing her again and again, abusing her and finally taking her money and runn