Talking over teh tarik

By KEVIN TAN JUST last Friday, a group of youths gathered together at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya, Selangor, for an open forum for a discussion over a cup of teh tarik. The Teh Tarik Sessions – which are organised by R.AGE and the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) – are a laid-back, […]

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Case files

THE DIFFUSION of responsibility theory was raised as early as 1964 after the Kitty Genovese case in New York, the United States. Since then, the phenomenon has been noticed in several other criminal cases. Kitty Genovese In 1964, New Yorker Kitty Genovese was stabbed and raped over a 30-minute period in the hallway of her apartment building. Though reports vary […]

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Local perspective

FILMMAKER Adam Sinclair, 29, released a short film about diffusion of responsibility in November last year called Sanzaru, which depicts a group of college students discussing the theory and exploring the mindset of people in those situations. “You can argue that young Malaysians are less responsible now, but I believe the theory applies to everyone, […]

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Malaysian diffusion

A DIFFUSION of responsibility case made the news in Malaysia a few months ago. An Indonesian worker had suffered a stroke and collapsed at a food court which serviced mostly students from Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya, Selangor. It was over four hours before a group of patrons – the organising committee of a debate […]

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Diffusion of responsibility

By CHRISTINE CHEAH TRICK question: you’re in the middle of a crowded street, and you notice some guy lying on the ground motionless. Everybody seems to be walking past him. What would you do? It’s a trick question because we already know what the answer would most likely be, thanks to this phenomenon in psychology […]

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