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bystander effect
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bystander effect
as in:  bystander effect in cities


Nobody helped. They attributed it to the bystander effect.
  psychological phenomenon where in an emergency, the more bystanders there are, the less likely it is that any of them will take constructive action.
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More rarely, the term is also used in radiobiology to describe the effects of radiation on cells that are adjacent to those directly affected by radiation.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   bystander effect , attachment theory [8]
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