I was picking up acorns in the front yard. Bored. Then I noticed my dad watching out of the front window. It was still boring—I mean—really boring. But I found myself picking the acorns up faster. This is an example of…
A woman’s car was broken down at the side of the road. Dozens of cars passed by. I did too. I’m sure someone else stopped. This illustrates the concept of…
Bystander effect Footnote: She’s still waiting by her car at the side of the road.
I thought discussion would bring us together, but when we left the meeting, those wanting to keep the school mascot as the Tiger were adamant in their stance. And those wanting to change the mascot to the Prancing Princesses bonded together even more. This is…
The tendency to believe that bad things will eventually happen to those who do bad things—rob banks, steal babies’ pacifiers, don’t put the seat down on the toilet—illustrates the _______________ hypothesis/phenomenon.
An observer of a post-game celebration which resulted in looting, crazy shenanigans, and other acts of tomfoolery would be more likely to explain the behavior of the participants as… Situational or dispositional?