Media Fair Reflection

The media fair, held on the 8th of June was an event where individual student’s created a poster about a controversial topic. The posters included both sides of the argument in the form of various medias, such as new reports, cartoons, magazines, memes and so on. During this event, I was able to view some of the posters, while the student creators presented the them at the same time, and have come across various interesting points and observations of these controversial topics.

The first poster I found interesting was Mimi’s poster about the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity fair Cover. More specifically her topic was about Caitlyn Jenner making her debut as a transgender women through the Cover of Vanity Fair which featured a 22 page long interview. Something that I found interesting about this topic in comparison to other’s revolving around LGBT is the fact that she has portrayed how dramatically teens react towards this topic, by choosing a more specific focus area. Especially through the media’s revolving around social media, such as the memes and tweets, she has shown the vivid reaction of the teens, especially when the focal point is set towards a star many in this age group look up to. Other than this, I believe that her topic was very suitable for this assessment, as it was controversial, specific and fitting to the interest of many in our age group. 

Furthermore, another presentation that stood out to me was Eddie’s about the iPhone vs FBI controversy. What I especially liked about this poster was the visuals he used. The overall poster design was very specific to his topic choice, and the images used were adjusted and photoshopped by himself, which strongly helped me understand the points he was making when presenting the poster to me. For example the videos he used in his poster were presented in multiple small screenshots, which allowed me to understand a vague idea of the video without even reading what he had written about it. Other than this, I believe that his topic choice was effective, as it is a recent event and would fit into the interest of many.

The last poster that stood out to me was Zerric’s poster about Tea Cup Dogs. He specifically talked about the controversy between advertisements and realistic/scientific articles when introducing these dogs. Having a similar passion towards dogs as well, I found this topic very interesting. He mentioned that advertisements for tea cup dogs usually don’t mention the negative traits in order to increase sales, which was backed up through such as not mentioning the short life span. I found this fact very interesting to me and was also able to recall moments where the life span displayed in pet shops are usually longer than what is stated in scientific websites.

Overall, I found this event very enjoying, I personally had strong interest in my topic and found it interesting to go through other’s topics and the different observations they presented as well.

 

The Little Albert Experiment

The story and What they were trying to figure out :

John B.Watson conducted a classical conditioning experiment by analyzing a 9 months old baby boy. The experiment was aimed to identify the responses the baby boy would present towards a previously neutral object or sound, when paired with an additional factor (example in image). This would identify whether an infant would proclaim the classical conditioning phenomenon as well. The baby boy started the experiment loving animals and other furry objects. However once these were applied with the loud sound of a hammer, he developed fear towards all furry objects, stating that the baby boy acquired the classical conditioning phenomenon ( “10 Famous).

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Was this ethical? :

This experiment would be considered unethical, particularly because the baby boy was never desensitised from the phobias he developed through this experiment, which implies that the baby could have possibly grown up still having these phobias (Jeffrey, Gray). Furthermore, it is a common rule for participants in a psychological experiment to have the right to withdraw from participating. How ever the baby boy, along with this mother were given no right to withdraw from this experiment (Burgemeester, Alexander), concluding that this experiment was unethical.

Ethical alternative :

I don’t think there is an ethical alternative. The context of the experiment revolves around psychologically harming an innocent baby. Even if we take the baby out of the picture and replace it with a 30 year old man, the experiment still psychologically scars the subject temporarily and even maybe for life, if the same mistakes are repeated. Now, if the person is a willing volunteer, understands the consequences and is paid a large sum or at least given some sort of reward, it might be acceptable. Nonetheless, the consequences are quite large and unless psychological treatment can be given in compensation to evoke the intentions of the experiment then this experiment will remain extremely unethical.

Works Cited

Burgemeester, Alexander. “The Little Albert Experiment.” Psychologized. 29 Sept. 2014. Web. 17 Apr. 2016.

Jeffrey, Gray. “What Ever Happened to Little Albert?” About.com Health. Web. 17 Apr. 2016.

Stangor, Charles. Whistle and Dog. Digital image. Introduction to Psychology, v. 1.0. 2016. Web. 18 Apr. 2016. (Image Source)

“10 Famous Psychological Experiments That Could Never Happen Today.” Mental Floss. Web. 16 Apr. 2016.

GCD Global Perspectives

The first field studies of my high school year was slightly different from the previous field studies I have attended in my many years at YIS. We were provided with a choice of either going to Phuket located in Thailand or Izu located in Japan. When I was provided with these two choices, I immediately decided to go to Phuket as I wanted to experience something new and different compared to the previous field studies I have attended. I thought I would gain a precious experience to go to a country which is quite different from the countries that I am familiar with.

This trip started off with two exhausting plane rides with three teachers who were supervising us, and 30 students including myself. In spite of the exhausting and tiresome flights, I felt great when I arrived at Phuket and British International School in Phuket,also known as BIS, which is a large boarding school with great facilities. We stayed at the school during  the trip and spent a large portion of our time in Phuket there. The staff there were very generous and kind to the YIS teachers and students.

When I arrived at Phuket, I immediately felt  the high humidity and high temperature, which was largely different from Japan at the time, as the weather in Yokohama during October was warm but sometimes chilly. When we arrived at the school, we were first introduced to some basic rules, location of each of the facilities and some of the staff whom we would be seeing frequently throughout our trip. However, the main highlight of this day was getting  rest and prepare for upcoming activities in our busy week.

The following morning, we were welcomed by the school with a delicious breakfast that consisted of a mixture of western and Thai style dishes. There were numbers of dishes that we could choose from, and everyone was able to find something for their preference. For the morning activity of our first day in Phuket, the teachers gave us two options, visiting the Burmese school to paint the walls and improve on the facility, or staying at the BIS school and conduct a fun creative activity, which was to paint wooden elephants with the Burmese children. I chose the second option, which was to stay at the BIS school, and it was truly a great experience meeting the children. My personal opinion was it was better to interact and get to know the children before going over to their school and helping out, as it gave me a rough idea what kind of environment these children live in, and how their culture is different to mine. The most challenging part of this activity was to communicate with the children because of the limited amount of words that the children and I both could understand as the children did not speak or understand English. As I have limited experience that I am not able to communicate with people as I speak English, German and Japanese and I have lived in the United States, Germany and Japan, this experience was completely new for me. I tried to communicate with these children using expressions, gestures, sounds and drawings and it was quite enjoyable.

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The second activity of the day consisted of a four hour hike around the Pamgpae waterfall. In the humid climate we were in, it was a very tiring hike for the group and was very challenging for all of us to stay in one group since all of us walked in different speeds and had different amount of energy. What I enjoyed most about this hike was the fact that I was able to communicate with peers that I usually don’t have many opportunities to talk with, and of course I enjoyed the beautiful scenery that could be viewed from any point of the hike as well. Something that was noticeable were number of plant names that I have never heard before and how different they looked to what can be seen in United States, Germany and Japan. I got to learn and experience tropical nature through the hike.

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For this first activity of our second day, my group had the opportunity of visiting the school the Burmese children went to. The moment we arrived there, I was surprised in the environment these children had to study in everyday. The school we visited was completely different from my school or any school I have seen in the United States, Germany and Japan. The kids had to study on benches with no desks and they had a minimum amount of supplies to work and study with. As the walls of their school were plain rocks , our group helped out by painting the walls with white paint, which was enjoyable for me as I enjoy creating artworks using paint, as well as designing the banners with drawings that we imagined the kids would enjoy seeing when they arrive at school. Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience that I was able to work successfully with my peers. Even though painting the school was a very tiring job, imagining the faces the children would make when seeing the transformation of their school facilities helped me work hard and continuously. The second half of this day was more relaxed, and consisted of a swimming session in the BIS swimming pool, where we practiced snorkeling.

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On the third day, the whole group went snorkeling. The beach in Thailand was completely different from beaches in Japan where was dirty with waste in them. However, when looking down into the clear water, many fishes and chorals could clearly be seen, which was absolutely beautiful, and wasn’t something that I regularly come across in Japan. However, a large amount of dead and bleached chorals were seen as well. Even though it might not be so obvious when looking at the clear water and the white sand, the impact humans have on the beach and the creatures in the beach could clearly be seen and it can strongly be felt that our small actions can build up to something bigger.

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The fourth day started off with a very early morning, where everyone had to rush into the busses to go to plant the mangroves. This was my first time planting trees and was a interesting and enjoyable experience for me. After we finished planting the mangroves, the whole group went to walk through a mangrove haven, where one of the teachers explained to us more in depth about this specific plant and its ecosystem.

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Afterwards, we were rewarded to go to a large water park, located on our way back to BIS from the mangrove planting sight. I was again able to spend a fun time talking with my peers and spending a relaxable time. It was great after a few days of continuous activities.

For our fifth and final day in Phuket, we were given some free time at the swimming pool with the Burmese children, who came to visit BIS again. This was a very enjoyable time for me as I was able to spend a fun time with both the Burmese children and my peers, which was an overall great experience to end off the trip with.

Throughout this trip, what really hit me was how different the environment that these children live in is from the one I live in. All of these children have to study in small facilities with no desks or walls or even a cooling system when they live in an environment of such a high humidity and high temperature. In the countries I have lived, we strive for better equipment with higher technologies everyday, usually for more convenience and personal satisfaction. When Burmese children came to BIS where everything was so different and new to them,  it seemed that they did not have many opportunities to paint and craft or play in swimming pools. When I looked at the smile on their faces during these activities, I thought I could do more for these children other than making their facility look better during the Field Studies Trip, which was a one time activity. It strongly inspired me to actually donate food, clothing or money when I come by a donation box, buy *Fairtrade products and being a part of a service community that help these children that are in need for better environment and supplies to make success in the future.

*Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. When farmers can sell on Fairtrade terms, it provides with them a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fiartrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every day shopping.   (www.fairtrade.net, May 10, 2015)

Donations are one-time only help and once the receiver use up the money, they need money again. However, by purchasing their products on Fairtrade terms, the country will have infrastructure to produce and sell the product/s and they can make money by themselves continuously.

As I was fortunate enough to be a part of fortunate family, school and environment, I could share a part of my fortune with these children that aren’t as privileged as I am.

GCD Fit For Life (Practice of Activity)

Volleyball has been a sport that I have enjoyed playing from the first year of middle school, and I am still playing now. For the past four years, I played volleyball in the first semester of each school year with the school volleyball team. However, different from the other years of my participation in the school volleyball team, my contribution in this year’s (2014-2015) JV volleyball has triggered me to play a sport outside of the school sport season which changes every semester.

At the begging of this school year, which was my first year of high school, I was not sure whether to join the tryout sessions for the volleyball team or not as I felt very nervous, and I had no idea what high school tryouts would be like. However, after a long and thorough thinking, I came to a conclusion to push my self to attend at least the tryouts, as I could actually be missing a great opportunity by not participating in the Volleyball season at all, and giving it up even though I don’t know what actually is going to be like. When I arrived at the gym which was the tryout venue, there were many high school students from various grades. In the tryouts, each individual was tested on various elements of fitness used in volleyball such as speed and endurance, which was tested by the beep-test. Skill and agility were also tested by each individual demonstrating volleyball techniques in front of the coaches. The process of going through each of these tests was actually very nerve wrecking for me, as I could feel my hands shiver during the demonstration. I was genuinely surprised how different the High school tryouts were from Middle school tryouts and from the fact that I could get cut off of the team if I don’t reach a certain level or if there are too many students trying out. I have never faced such situations when I was in Middle school. A few days after the tryout session, I was luckily notified that I had made it into the JV team, along with all the students in my grade level who attended the tryouts. The fact that I had made it into the team, as well as knowing that I would be able to play the sport with the students from the same grade level as I was very relieving and all the pressure and stress I had from the tryout season seemed to have slipped away from my mind.

At the first few practices at the start of the season I did not make much improvement compared to my previous volleyball season in middle school years, as I was a weaker player on the team there and I did not have many opportunities to play in games during practice time. The fact made me more nervous and I tended to panic when I did have an opportunity to play in an actual game situation. I honestly did not have much motivation, as I believed that even I made an improvement, I wouldn’t have much of an impact on the team. However, I noticed some changes in my mind set after our first game of the season. Even though I only made a contribution for this game in the last few points, the fact that even the players on the bench were so motivated and they were cheering for the rest of the team was very inspiring, and  strongly made me want to put more effort and practice time into this sport that I could make a large improvement on. I first started off by creating a habit of playing volleyball outside of school with friends in my spare time, or practicing agains a wall by myself, especially whenever I felt that I was looking down at my computer screen too long and wanted to take a break, which actually ended up being very refreshing and relaxing for me. I personally believe that these small sessions of daily volleyball practice improve ,my skill and technique, but most importantly, it gave off a large impact on the amount of motivation and passion I had toward this sport. As this sport season approached its end, we had our final game, which was a Volleyball tournament against various international schools in Japan. Again, this game was mostly enjoyable for the part of supporting my team, and learning by visually looking at more advanced players and putting in mind what I can take in consideration when practicing my skill and technique in the future. Overall this year’s volleyball season for my first year of high school was a great opportunity to communicate with students in the same grade as well as other grades, and most importantly, strongly motivated and inspired me to improve my skills for this sport for next year.

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However, as the school’s sport season does not go for an entire year and only goes on for approximately a third of a year, when a the volleyball season ends, it means that I will not have anymore practice time during school, and even I continued working on my technique and skill at home or with friends, I cannot make much improvement as such practice did not become consistent after the season comes to an end. As I strongly wanted to continue this sport throughout the year in preparation for next year’s season, I was seeking for opportunities that I could play volleyball outside of school. When one week from the end of the volleyball season, there was a new activity in YC&AC, which stands for Yokohama Country & Athletic Club, where high school students and adults who are interested in playing volleyball gather up in the gym and play together in a game situation. I decided to take part in this as I believed that it would be a great and appropriate opportunity for me. When I arrived to the first session, it was more laid back than I expected, and everyone who participated in the activity had an equal amount of time to play on the court. This practice was a very good opportunity for me, as I mentioned before, I did not have many opportunities to play on court in a game situation at school, but I had more practice on technique and skill itself, and in the YC&AC volleyball sessions, I was able not only to incorporate the improvements I made during the season but also practice them in a game situation. In addition, these volleyball session helped me stay fit and active during school breaks, as well as seasons that I did not participate in a serious sport activity. In addition, I was able to relax and forget about other things I had to do such as school work for a while.

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Overall, I believe that my participation in this year’s volleyball team meant a lot to me, as it has truly inspired me to participate in a sport constantly, even outside of school, which was something that I never did during middle school. Even though the volleyball season of this year came to an end very quickly, and I wasn’t able to participate much in games against other schools, I am definitely looking forward to next year’s (2015-2016) volleyball season, and improve over the summer.

London Olympics (Tourism Part 2)

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The Olympics are one of the largest events held in the world, definitely being the largest sport event so far. When a country hosts this specific tournament, money moves rapidly inside the country, as an incredibly large amount of tourists that have came to watch the Olympics will give off a large financial boost, followed by money the country spends on the building of  facilities for this event. This comes back to our question, when a country Do the benefits of hosting a major tournament outweigh the costs? Well there can be various arguments and perspectives to the answer of this question, as major tournaments are most likely not equally successful or unsuccessful in all sorts of elements, and have various negative impacts, as well as positive ones as well to wards the country that will be hosting these tournaments, especially when it comes to an event that is big and complex like the Olympics.

An event I will be focusing on as an example to represent both the negative effects and positive effects is the London olympics which were held back in 2014. The London Olympics were one of the most organized olympics in all history, bringing us back to our first positive effect, which is the Olympic movement. The London Olympics were even hailed by the president of the International Olympic Committee as an “absolutely “fabulous” Olympic, inspiring future Olympic games held in other countries to learn from what London has successfully done, and incorporating these elements into their own organization. This movement will lead up to improvements in future Olympics, which might even lead up to other positive effect to the hosting country as well. Such as a higher boost in the economy. Specifically for the London Olympics, the UK economy boosted up by £9.9bn which is definitely one of the larger economic boosts a country can obtain by hosting the Olympics. According to the report of the UK Trade and Investment department, the majority of these boosts came from Olympic related promotions, as well as additional inward investment, which the majority of this came from outside London. When the economy of a country boosts up, this leads to higher salaries, also giving a significant boost to employment. Straight after the Olympics there was over an estimate of 100,000 jobs created, even though many of these were temporary.

However, even though many positive impacts exist when hosting a major event, along side follows negative impacts as well. One of the most major ones being the crowdedness. When a country hosts a major event such as the Olympics, it does not necessarily mean that every citizen living in the country is willing to host such an event in their country where they reside, leading to many complains. In London specifically, many people were complaining about the chaos on public transports as not just there being a large amount of people, but major delays as well. The second negative impact is the cost. As these stadiums and facilities built will not be used in much useful aspects in the future, many citizens have claimed that the Games are a huge waste of public money, as the originally estimated cost, which was £2.4bn, had ballooned all the way up to £9.3bn, which is almost equivalent to the economic boost. Additionally, the fact that the organizers have claimed that the Games were “on time and on budget” seems to make the situation worse. The last negative impact that has been seen in the hosting of the London Olympics is the destruction of “natural beauty”, which is basically a problem that definitely occurs when hosting the Olympics. Olympic sites in London were built in the least major undeveloped areas , where a large amount of open space is left. However, many have believed that there was something wonderful and beautiful of these empty landscapes, where Olympic sites have now been built upon on, completely destroying the beauty of these open spaces.

Overall when comparing the numbers of all positive impacts to negative impacts, it can be seen that the number of positive impacts exceed the negative. However, many of these negative impacts can lead up to something the country will never be able to recover or sustain again, such as the destruction of the environment or left over stadiums that aren’t in much need anymore. Even though there could be negative aspects, many countries are still willing to host Olympics, mainly to boost the economy, and more than that, to be recognized as a country which is capable of hosting the Olympics. Maybe the Olympics is one of the greatest way to achieve these targets.

Resources:

“London 2012: 10 Reasons Some People Will Dread the Olympics – BBC News.” BBC News. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

“London 2012 Olympics ‘have Boosted UK Economy by £9.9bn’ – BBC News.”BBC News. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

http://londonist.com/2012/10/olympicsgoodbad.php (N.p., n.d. Web.)

http://sites.psu.edu/addwallarclblog/wp-content/uploads/sites/15501/2015/03/olympics5.jpg (picture source)

How successful have R+J movie adaptations been?

Movie adaptations can strongly help an audience group understand a movie better, as the film can be viewed in the form of someone else’s perspective. Many movies that have been adapted from Shakespeare’s original texts have been published so far and many adaptations for the film Romeo and Juliet exist. This text was first published all the way back is 1597, but new adaptations are still being published currently. However, each of these adaptations have traits that are strongly unique to them, as they can vary from plot, character, conflict, theme, setting and when comparing each of these films, it can even seem like you’re comparing two completely different films.

One of the film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that we have viewed during class is the film directed by Zeffirelli. This film is much like the original text and is a very neutral interpretation as well.  When analyzing the film, strong similarities can be observed when looking at each of the elements that are incorporated, as the film has adapted various parts and sections directly, including the main elements being, the time period, characters, theme and mood, which have strongly contributed to make this film much like the original text. Not just successfully creating an image of the original text just as many readers would have imagined that it would look like, Zeffirelli has also successfully illustrate sections that couldn’t be understood that well, by using visual interpretations concisely, and not just replying on the text that has already been written by Shakespeare.

The second film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet that we have viewed is the film directed by Luhrmann which shows excellent contrast between the original text, even though it follows the same text bases as the original text. Again, when looking at each of the elements incorporated in the original text and the film, there has been various contrasting points, even very obvious one such as the name of the setting of the film which has been modified from “The Streets of Verona”, to “Verona Beach”, as well as some of the characters being switched around house holds. However, other than this, what has dramatically changed in this film adaptation compared to the original text was the theme of the film and the mood that it brought out, which was completely contrasting from the original text as it hadn’t been much about love and fate anymore, as it focused more on action and fights between the characters, which has lead up to a more dramatic, catching ending.

When viewing clips of each of these films, my first impression was that Zeffirelli’s film was a more successful adaptation, as it included a larger number of elements that could have been detected in the original text, that weren’t incorporated in Luhrmann’s film. However even though it might seem like a more similar adaptation of the original text is more successful when creating a film, and might be something that a large group of audience would enjoy more, as a direct comparison can be made, as well as parts that people weren’t able to catch by only reading the text can be revised by watching the film. However, when watching both of these films I strongly felt that I fully enjoyed both of the them, as they had adapted the original text in completely different ways, creating two absolutely different films that are unique in their own ways even though they’re based on the same text, but represent the images that each of these directors have came up with, when reading the text.

Overall, it can be said that success doesn’t fully matter on how similar an adaptation are to it’s original product and it can also be well said that unique adaptations that don’t have much similarities to the original text can open up a series of perspectives that we were not able to catch from the original text.

Korea tourism

South Korea

Look at a country (for example the UK) and explain the break down in nationalities of international tourism.

Who are the top 4 nationalities that visit the country and how and why they may have changed in recent times?
4 top nationalities visiting the country:
– China
– Japan
– Hongkong
– Taiwan

Four of the most non-korean tourists come from East Asian countries, which are all located around South Korea. The biggest reason for them to visit the country is the short distance between the two countries. Also because the countries are very close, their cultures tend to be similar so the people are more familiar to the country than for instance countries in western area.

Explain the impact financially that tourism has in your country using examples to back up your answer.
There has been a positive trend in Korea’s rate of tourists, as the number of tourists have been increasing each year, which has also boosted up the posted financial effect of the tourists. South Korea is known to many foreigners for its beauty culture. An example of this is people that come all the way to Korea to get plastic surgery. As the 4 top nationalities visiting the country are countries located near or next to Korea, it does not cost much for tourists that come from these countries to travel to Korea, and is the reason why many tourists from these countries do not think much when traveling to Korea.

People that travel to Korea for business purposes have also boosted up the financial effects. Korea is known to sell products such as jewellery and handbags at a cheap price, which some of them include knock offs of high-end brands. These products are sold in small markets located in areas that public attention is not attracted, and many people that travel to Korea for the purpose of their business, usually come to purchase large quantities of these products.

 

Explain the benefits versus the costs (2-3 of each) associated with tourism (environmental damage for instance) and how the promotion of sustainable or eco tourism could help this issue.
The Korean government has been working to bring non-Korean tourists to visit Korea by investing in forming their culture. For example, K-pop which is listened across the globe today. The purpose of their investment was to get many people around the world to experience their culture and feel more familiar to the country. This has lead to a drastic increase in the number of tourists visiting South Korea.
The economic effect of “Korean Wave” is believed to be over one trillion Korean won (924,860 dollars). According to the Korean government, the ratio of Asian people in non-korean tourists visiting Korea in 2013 has increased by 10% compared to 2003, and is holds 80% of the whole. The income from tourism has increased by 300% in five years. The con of this is fights between Korean and non-Korean fans. Many cases of an argument in front of the production company have been reported in the last 3 years in Seoul and some even involved violence. This puts the safety of the citizens in danger, and causes the relationship with non-Korean tourists grow bad.

Another factor that promotes tourists to visit Korea are Korean television shows, based on older time periods, that feature various historical places, making many tourists want to visit these places, increasing the number of tourists. However, when there is a boost in the amount of tourists that visit these place another factor that the number also boosts up is the amount of trash that these people leave behind in these historical areas. This has become a major problem in Korea, and many areas have be restricted due to this problem.

Bystander Effect-Diffusion of Responsibility

The bystander effect is something that naturally occurs to us when somebody is in need of help, but people become hesitant to help these people, and usually the more eyewitnesses are present, there is a lower chance that somebody will help the person. This occurs from one, or a mixture of the following reasons:

Diffusion of responsibility
When a large group of people exist in the situation and immediately assuming that someone else will help out instead.
Social influence
When people around you aren’t making a move to help out and being affected by this fact.
Audience inhibition
Assuming that people around you might be judgmental or discouraging about the action you want to take.

The video above is a social experiment, observing the actions people would take, in the case of a skier crashing in front of them. The experimented ended concluding with a result of 100 percent of small groups offering to help, 66 percent of medium groups offering to help and 0 percent of larger groups offering to help. This set of results is an exact representation of the bystander effect and how these people are effected by diffusion of responsibly,as the more people there were, there was a less of a chance that someone would help the crashed skier back up.

So what can we do to overcome this hazardous effect that can be a life threat to many people? Being aware of this effect and knowing what the effect can cause to people who are in need of urgent help is one of the most important elements when trying to overcome the effect. For example, witnessing someone else’s helping behavior can automatically make us more willing to help others. Some other examples are to be aware of people who could have been saved, but could not be saved because of this phenomenon or truly believing that everyone deserves your help, and most importantly feeling good about doing the best to help someone out can strongly motivate us to help others, even they’re strangers.

Even though we might think that we don’t have enough time, that someone else will do the job for us and question the fact that we’re helping out strangers that will most likely be irrelevant to our daily life, taking a small step and even the smallest amount of effort can connect to overcoming the bystander effect and could even be the moment that you feel the greatest about yourself.

Sources:
“Bystander Effect and Diffusion of Responsibility | Heroic Imagination Project.” Heroic Imagination Project RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.
Cherry, Kendra. “How to Overcome the Bystander Effect.” N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.