Ep 253: How to Prevent Violence in Your Neighborhood

MichaelSocial Psychology1 Comment

Designing Neighborhoods for Safety

Passengers on an airplane spring to action when a stewardess needs help – but a neighborhood in New York City does very little when a woman is attacked. What’s different ? How can we take what we learn from the airplane and apply it to the attack? Lecturing the neighborhood residents probably won’t help. Can we do anything to the … Read More

Episode 36: Kitty Genovese: What Really Happened?

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Kitty Genovese: what you think you know about what happened to her is wrong. While the story lead to a long and successful line of research in bystander intervention, what people think they know about Kitty Genovese is largely incorrect.

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