Julia Liggett, a freshman at MSU, hardly worries about getting home safely, even at night.
“Yeah, I feel safe. Even by myself. There’s still people out at night. There’s people everywhere, if I was by myself or something, somebody would help me.”
Unfortunately for Liggett, science argues she might not be as safe as she believes.
The bystander effect is a psychological phenomenon that occurs when a group of people realize someone or something is in need of help, but assume another witness will give aid.