Rating: 2.5 stars Category: Non-fiction Synopsis: Most of us have heard of the bystander effect. It can be a major limitation to moral action in a variety of situations, from life-threatening emergencies to sexist comments in the workplace. But what actually is the bystander effect? How does it occur? And why is challenging it so important for communities and social justice? In her book The Bystander Effect, Catherine Sanderson uses decades of research to answer these questions, outlining the psychological basis of the bystander effect in a way that empowers us to step up, challenge harmful behaviour, and become active 'moral rebels' rather than passive bystanders.
Do you often find yourself over-stimulated when out in the world and long for the comfort of home? Are you strongly affected by other people's moods? Do you consciously avoid violent films, TV shows or books? If so, you may be what Elaine Aron calls an HSP (highly sensitive person). And you're not alone - apparently, we make up 20% of the population! Her book is aimed at helping HSPs to survive in a competitive, demanding world where sensitivity is often viewed as a weakness.