This essay focuses on Diffusion of responsibility. Diffusion of responsibility refers to the fact that as the number of bystanders increases, the personal responsibility that an individual bystander feels decreases..
development. Competency 6: Apply critical thinking and communication skills concerning adolescent psychology in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and respectful. Communicate clearly, with appropriate purpose, organization, tone, and sentence structure. Cite sources, using author and year.
TOPIC: Diffusion of responsibility approximately 500-600 words (two-three pages, double-spaced, 12 pt font). Include a title page and a reference page. Ensure that you use appropriate APA formatting throughout, including in-text citations where appropriate. • I
n your journal entry, you will be discussing real-life occurrences/interactions that demonstrate the psychological concepts discussed in this course. The discussion can center on either an event/interaction from your life. A movie that is suggested or it can be derived from a newspaper/magazine article. (make sure it is a reputable source, and you must include a copy of the article in your submission). Your journal entry will begin with an introduction to the topic with a definition of the term you have chosen for your journal.
When a person notices a situation and defines it as requiring assistance, he or she must then decide if the responsibility to help falls on his or her shoulders. Thus, in the third step of the bystander decision-making process. diffusion of responsibility rather than social influence is the process underlying the bystander effect. Diffusion of responsibility refers to the fact that as the number of bystanders increases, the personal responsibility that an individual bystander feels decreases.
As a consequence, so does his or her tendency to help. Thus, a bystander who is the only witness to an emergency will tend to conclude that he or she must bear the responsibility to help, and in such cases people typically do help. But bystanders diffuse responsibility to help when others are present.