Bystanders Try to Help More Often Than They Get Credit For

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If you see someone in need, would you help them out even if you might get hurt in the process?

Psychology experiments have often shown that people are unlikely to help others in need when another person is close by. This dismal human reaction is called the “bystander effect,” named for the people who stand by and do nothing. But most of the research on the bystander effect comes from carefully controlled lab settings, not from the real world. And now

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