Diffusion School Shootings

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When you see someone in distress, your actions and response should be to go and help that person in distress. But when you are in a crowd your actions are different, you tend not to want to help that person because there are plenty of people who can take action and go help that person and this is called Diffusion of responsibility. Diffusion of responsibility is a sociopsychological phenomenon whereby a person is less likely to take responsibility for action or inaction when others are present. We can compare this to the actions that are happening around us. Therefor we can apply the Diffusion of responsibility to school shootings and how this affects both of those situations. Throughout these past few years, shootings have been happening more frequently than the past few years. Not only do shootings happen outside of places, but can also happen in schools. Just in this past year, more than 48 school shootings happened with no one trying to take…show more content…
The shootings give us a really excellent example where the diffusion takes place. No one is willing to stop a someone with a gun because they could end up getting hurt, but on the other hand, there is always someone who wants to be a hero, just like the Army Vet from Oregon who took action in stopping a shooter who was going to shoot multiple students in a classroom on a College Campus. The army vet who took action stopped the shooter from shooting the students. So why not let that one person who took action, do what he does best and let him take the bullet for many students, stopping form letting more people get killed. He became a hero that day, he saved many lives. If you or someone see’s someone in need, take action, do the best you can and in return you could be a hero in the eyes of the person who you saved, and letting them know that you are willing to help anyone in need, and letting them know that you can be a hero for someone else

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