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Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Fired Up: In light of Amazon Rainforest fires, Carmel community circumvents bystander effect to have impact on global issues

Grace Xu and Sophia Hawkins

September 20, 2019

In the psychology realm, there’s an intriguing phenomenon dubbed the “bystander effect,” in which the presence of more bystanders around an incident causes fewer people to actually help. Now, imagine this effect on a much greater scale—say, perhaps, the recent Amazon Rainforest fire—where, argua...

Put an end to slacktivism. Find a way to make a difference and have real impact.

perspectives

October 19, 2011

Slacktivism: defined by the ever-reliable Urban Dictionary as “the act of participating in obviously pointless activities as an expedient alternative to actually expending effort to fix a problem.” With the growing use of social networking, slacktivism too has gained popularity. Whether it’s chan...