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this is bugging me (a psychology term i cant remember)

where when something is happening and a group is around no one does anything because each person thinks that someone else will do something?

it got coined in around the 1920's when this lady (named either Kitty or Faye or maybe both) was killed in an apartment complex and all her neighbors heard but no one called the cops.

please help me its killling me

 
pookipoo

Asked by pookipoo at 1:11 AM on Aug. 3, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (8)
  • Bystander effect?
    I found this on wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Genovese
    LadyJayne27

    Answer by LadyJayne27 at 1:25 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Mele'? Mob Mentality?
    Mamasita98

    Answer by Mamasita98 at 1:22 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • in shock? paranoid ,im just guessing
    Desi2Sweet

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 1:24 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • mob mentality...that was the first one my friend mentioned and it just didnt sound right! if anyone could find me a link that says mob mentality was coined because of the girl killed in her apartment complex i would be convinced that was it :]
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 1:25 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • social proof?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:26 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Sorry pookipoo I didn't read the second paragraph..hmmmmm.... Let me think.....
    Mamasita98

    Answer by Mamasita98 at 1:27 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • THANK YOU Jayne... thats it!!!!
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 1:27 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

  • Is this it?

    http://www.objectivistcenter.org/cth--25-Why_Did_Kitty_Genovese_Die.aspx
    jessicarae787

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 1:28 AM on Aug. 3, 2009

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