Aim/background:What factors affect helping behavior (nature of the person, Situation, competence or number of people present) Whether diffusion of responsibility occurred.
Research question: What variables make it more or less likely that someone would help a stranger who collapses in a public place?
Sample: Est. 4450 Men + Women who travelled on the 8th avenue IND in NYC, weekdays between 11am and 3pm between April 15th - 26th June 1968. 55% white 45% black.
Sampling method: Opportunity sample.
How:Independent measures. The victim collapsed after…