logo share us

Bystander Effect


Definition: the Bystander Effect is a phenomenon in psychology in which people present in larger groups are unlikely to help victims when encountering bullying, sexual harassment, racism or emergencies.

It refers to 'the tendency exhibited by individuals to remain inactive in situations involving high risk and danger due to the presence of other bystanders'. It is one form of cognitive bias.

The term was coined by social psychologists John Darley and Bibb Latané in 1968.


Learn more about the Bystander Effect.

More on ethics: Consequentialism, Value Theory, Values.

You may also like: Full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education, Online MBA.

MBA Brief offers concise, yet precise definitions of concepts, methods and models as taught in a study Master of Business Administration.

We like to keep things short, and provide links to learn more about your subject.

add us to your desktop

Add MBA Brief to your desktop / iPad


© 2024 MBA Brief - Last updated: 28-5-2024  -  Privacy   |   Terms