Latané and Darley sat a series of college students in a cubicle amongst a number of other cubicles in which there were tapes of other students playing (the student thought they were real people). One of the voices cries for help and makes sounds of severe choking. When the student thought they were the only person there, 85% rushed to help. When they thought there was one other person, this dropped to 65%. And when they thought there were four other people, this dropped again to 31%.
Difference between TEASING and TAUNTING Teasing is when two sides take equal parts in kidding around, and usually, when one side insults the other, there is a tendency to apologize and the friendship continues. Both sides tend to find the teasing funy. Taunting, is when one side picks on someone, making them feel humiliated and unable to defend themselves. Do not tend to apologize because the intention is to cause harm, and the victim does not find this funny.