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Subway Samaritan



Background

· Kitty Genovese murdered and no-one helped even though lasted for
over half and hour
· Other bystander experiments where in labs so less ecological validity

Aim

· To see if an ill person would receive more help than a drunk person
· To see if…

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Piliavin
Subway Samaritan



Spontaneously 95%
(5 second average)
· Drunk
Spontaneous 50%
(109 average)
· 90% of the first helpers were male
· 20% of trials 34 people left Critical area
· More passengers in critical area more likely to be given help
· Reponses time slower with more people…

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