The Bystander Effect & Witness Behavior

Background Information

More books and videos about witness behavior and the bystander effect can be found using the Library's catalog.

Common Stock: Witnessing Violence Every Day HM 1116. W 44 2003
Encyclopedia of Social Psychology REF HM 1007. E 53 2007
Eyewitness: What Actually Happened? [Streaming Video] Online only
Failure to Prevent Genocide in Rwanda: The Role of Bystanders Online only
I Came to Testify [Streaming Video] Online only
Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional KF 311. P 373 2010
Interviewing Victims and Witnesses [Streaming Video] Online only
Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940 HV 6457. W 66 2009
Psychology of Genocide: Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Rescuers HV 6322.7 B 378 2008
Why Eyewitnesses Get It Wrong [Streaming Video] Online only

Journal Articles

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Web Resources

Heroic Imagination Project
Originally founded by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the Heroic Imagination Project is a non-profit organization that conducts research into the phenomena of bystander apathy and related topics.
Research Spotlight: The Bully's Bystander
This article by the Children, Youth, and Families Education Research Network, provides a great summary of the bystander effect. The bibliography at the end offers access to more in-depth research on bystander apathy.