This essay is about the causes of individuals choosing not to intervene on the behalf of others in obvious distress. Some causes of people choosing to ignore emergencies stated in the essay are attributed to crowd sizes, people's definitions of "crisis", and the presence of other potential helpers. What is your response to the essay overall and the cause and effect relationships deemed responsible for people's apathy? Do you agree or disagree with John Darley and Bibb Latane's assertions?
RESPOND BY 8:00 a.m., MONDAY, 3 JANUARY 2011