Case Study: Kitty Genovese | Mind Changers

When a young woman was brutally killed in an attack in New York in 1964, not one of 38 witnesses called for help. The case led to the naming of the phenomenon as Bystander Effect.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 27'42''
  • Broadcast year: 2008
Curriculum Connection
  • Psychology | Social Psychology | Helping behaviour | Piliavin

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Programme: Mind Changers
  • Episode: Case Study: Kitty Genovese