bystander phenomenon

bystander phenomenon

seen in secondary hepatic dysfunction caused by extrahepatic inflammatory disease.
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Research on the bystander phenomenon among strangers, in a subway car, or on the streets, for example, suggests that the characteristics of the situation--particularly the presence of other people and their behavior toward the vulnerable party--strongly affect whether people will take action (Latane & Darley, 1970).