"bystander effect"

You will be helped! Research using real-world situations fails to replicate the "bystander effect"

For decades, the "bystander effect" (previously) has been a bedrock of received psychological wisdom: "individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present; the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that one of them will help." Read the rest

No one stopped this museum visitor from removing a painting from the wall and walking out with it

Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that a museum visitor walked out of Moscow's Tretyakov gallery with a painting worth $1 million tucked under his arm. As you can see in the video above, visitors in the crowded gallery watch the man as he removes the painting from the wall and walks out with it, but no one stops him.

The suspect has since been apprehended and the painting, Ai Petri.Crimea by Arkhip Kuindzhi, recovered.

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The Jackie Fox rape disclosure shows we still have a lot to learn

Ignorance about rape can tragically mute any instinct to protect or tell

XO: the most emotionally intense podcast you'll ever hear

Toronto-based host/producer Keith McNally weaves together memory, music, and a magpie's collection of appropriated media, often with a This American Life-style aesthetic.