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What is the American bystander?
American Bystander. 1) Magazine founded by writer/actor Brian McConnachie (National Lampoon, Saturday Night Live) circa 1981 with a group of post-college editors and contributors, including Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, Mike Wilkins, Dorothy Wilson, Margot Sheehan, Jack Barth, and Bruce Handy. There was one pilot issue. 2) A print and online investment newsletter founded around 1998 by William Cobbett. Currently it is maintained as a WordPress blog with the tagline "An Economic Newsletter for All the People."
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A bystander is a person who is present at an incident or event, but does not participate. An example is someone that may have seen a crime scene or a spectator at an event….
Someone who sees or listens but is not involved (such as listening a conversation that does not concern a person).
The police fired at the fleeing bank robber but hit a bystander. A bystander said that the accident was the taxi driver's fault.
NOTE: A quick Google search suggests that the term is mainly medical. ___ In the context of the Holocaust the bystanders were the people who stood aside and watched …but did nothing. The other groups were the perpetrators and the victims. Reasons for standing by and doing nothing are likely to have included: * Fear * Indifference * Mild approval * Unwillingness to believe what they saw * The attitude 'It's none of my business/nothing to do with me' I haven't heard the expression bystander inhibition before. Note that the neat division into perpetrators, victims and bystanders has its problems. Some people who started as bystanders later became victims, for example.
In the context of the Holocaust, the word bystander is generally used of people who were neither victims nor perpetrators, but who knew (at least in outline) what was happenin…g and did nothing.
The psychological phenomenon known as the "bystander effect" occurs when someone is a witness to a crime and offers no help to the victim while other people are present. T…he probability that a bystander will help a victim decreases as the number of other people present increases.
Bystander intervention unfortunately often brings on what is known as "the mob mentality" where people alone wouldn't act the same negative way as they will as part of a group….
The possessive form of the singular noun 'bystander' is bystander's. Example: The bystander's observations proved invaluable.
First, "bystander" refers to a person nearby something, such as a crime, but not involved in that thing. "Passive" could either mean that the bystander is not active, inferrin…g that the bystander should be doing something but is not -or- "passive" could also simply be emphasizing "bystander." Context should point to which of the above is true.
"Responsible" is overstating it a bit, but passive bystanders do share the guilt to an extent, as is expressed in the old saying: "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is… for the good to do nothing".
In the book Bystander the conflict is that Eric the new kid follows Griffin around just because "he is cool" and it turns out to be a really bad mistake.
At the end of Bystander Griffin finds another group of kids to be his friends and he leaves Eric alone also Eric joins the basketball team and is friends with Cody,Pat,Hakeem,…Mary and David Hallenback. P.S. It is a Great book!
Eric Hayes, Griffin Connely, Mary, David Hallenback, Cody and his posse (also known as Griffin's posse), Mrs. Hayes who is Eric's mother, Rudy Hayes who is Eric's brother,… Mr.Scofield, Mr. Floyd, Officer Goldsworthy etc.
The American Bystander Rule is more dominant in the U.S.