Saturday, March 28, 2009

A long lost story given new life...

If you have studied any psychology or sociology, you heard about the Kitty Genovese effect-a woman named Kitty Genovese, murdered in early 1964 while her neighbors looked on. The theory goes that people are reluctant to get involved because everyone assumes someone else will get involved, and people don't want to be bothered. This link is to an NPR story from On The Media which questions much of the accepted wisdom surrounding this story by historian Joseph Le May.

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