> Instead of the
probability of getting help increasing when the number
of witnesses to the event increases, it decreases, and
it decreases dramatically. They explained this finding
with a concept called diffusion of responsibility. If you
are the only one who can help, you are likely to feel a
responsibility to help. If there are several other people
available to help, you might reason that someone else
will help. unfortunately, everyone is thinking the same
way, and so no one helps.

This was from the third page of the following: Graziano, Anthony M., and Michael M. Raulin. Research Methods: A Process of Inquiry. 8th ed., Pearson, 2012.

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