Not Just a Bystander
Examining behavior from applied social psychology to urban psychology.
Harold Takooshian Ph.D.
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Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at Fordham University.
"What have we learnt in the past 50 years since March 13, 1964, when young Kitty Genovese was murdered in front of neighbors who did nothing to help her?" Even today, several new books are appearing, to reveal new facts about Ms. Genovese' iconic death and little-known life. This essay reviews ghe many diverse impacts of this one tragedy on society in general, and the behavioral sciences in particular.