Beach tragedy bystanders

Do we lose our sense of moral responsibility in a crowd?┬áThis condition is called “the diffusion of responsibility” in social science, or “the bystander effect.” The idea is that you would help a stranger if you were alone, but you are less inclined to be a good samaritan when part of a crowd. –Daniel Honan

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or scene utilizing the bystander effect.

Journaling Prompt: Would you help a stranger if you were in a crowd of people? Why or why not?

Art Prompt: Bystander Effect

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the bystander effect and give your audience information about how they can choose to be different.

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