7. The more people that surround you, the less likely someone will try to help you when you need it.
The bystander effect applies here. The more people that surround a person who needs help, the less likely any one of them will actually help. If there are a lot of people in one place, each of them is likely to think that someone else will help. Therefore, no one helps.
How to avoid getting caught up? If you’re suddenly feeling sick in a public place, don’t call out to the whole crowd. Instead, ask a specific person to help you. This way you’ll have a better chance of being heard.
Have you ever witnessed any of these situations where a person let a psychological effect take control of their behavior? Share your opinion with us in the comments.