The Situationist

Stealing from the Blind

Posted by The Situationist Staff on June 15, 2010

Here is another segment from John Quinones excellent ABC 20/20 series titled “What Would You Do?” — a series that, in essence, conducts situationist experiments through hidden-camera scenarios. This episode asks, “Would you help if you witnessed a blind person being given incorrect change? (and includes analysis from social psychologist Carrie Keating).

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To review a sample of related Situationist posts, see “Journalists as Social Psychologists & Social Psychologists as Entertainers,” “Stop that Thief! (or not),” “Dan Ariely on Cheating,” “The Death of Free Will and the Rise of Cheating,” “Ugly See, Ugly Do,” “When Thieves See Situation,” and Cheating Doesn’t Pay . . . So Why So Much of it?.”

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One Response to “Stealing from the Blind”

  1. sam said

    the lack of empathy isn’t so much we don’t feel for others problems but the knowledge of other perspectives is more understood cuturally. Because of exposure to the tomato/tomuhato and the opportunies to solutions is greater, we’re done hearing the complaints of previous generations and want results. which is achivable through the disease of experimental communication and debates globally.

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