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Aim: To investigate the effect of several variables on helping behaviour.

Sample: Approx 4500 on New York underground betwwen 11am and 3pm, 45% black, 55% white.

Method: Observational Field Experiment

Procedure: 4 researchers - 2 male, 2 female. For each trial one male was the victim and the other was a model. The females were observers. 4 different conditions - 1. white male with cane, 2. black male with cane, 3. white drunk male, 4. black drunk male. The victims wore the same outfit. Observers noted the passengers race, sex, location in the carriage, seated or standing and any


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