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@Cruzeroqueen1…..You’re right, shouting “Fire” does indeed seem to be more effective than “Help”….or indeed “Rape”….
Make of that what you will

Gullane

GeminiJen wrote:

GeminiJen
12:26 27-Jun-19
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A well known theory in psychology states that if someone is attacked in a crowded place, people are unlikely to stop and help – an observation that came to be known as the “bystander effect”. Now researchers have looked at surveillance footage of real-life violent situations across the UK, South Africa and the Netherlands, and found that, in 90 per cent of cases, at least one person (but typically several) intervened and tried to help. In addition, they found that the likelihood of intervention increased with the number of bystanders – which directly contradicts the supposed effect.

To find out more, see:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2207693-bystander-effect-famous-psychology-result-could-be-completely-wrong/?utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=2019-0627-GLOBAL-NSDAY&utm_content=NSDAY

Interesting article @GeminiJen – I had heard that you would be more likely to get a response/intervention
if, when attacked, you shouted ‘Fire’ rather than ‘Help’.

Albox, Costa Almeria, Spain

A well known theory in psychology states that if someone is attacked in a crowded place, people are unlikely to stop and help – an observation that came to be known as the “bystander effect”. Now researchers have looked at surveillance footage of real-life violent situations across the UK, South Africa and the Netherlands, and found that, in 90 per cent of cases, at least one person (but typically several) intervened and tried to help. In addition, they found that the likelihood of intervention increased with the number of bystanders – which directly contradicts the supposed effect.

To find out more, see:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2207693-bystander-effect-famous-psychology-result-could-be-completely-wrong/?utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=2019-0627-GLOBAL-NSDAY&utm_content=NSDAY

Gullane

Read this somewhere but have not verified: all letters but the letter Q are used in the names of US states.

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….Interesting twist on ‘leaves on the line’……..

Gullane

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