Conforming to social norms contribute to the bystander effect

November 1, 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes Resisting norms will likely prevent dangerous situations Illustration by Tyler Carpenter   Conformity, ambiguity and social and cultural norms are reasons people do not intervene, according to Ashley Larsen, the associate dean of students during the It’s On Us event Oct. 31 in the Student Life and Wellness building. The bystander effect is a social phenomena that […]