After taking a week off, Bonnie and I will be back on the air this evening. We plan on discussing, among other assorted things, the bystander effect - made most famous by the 1964 case of Kitty Genovese. Newspapers at the time reported that 38 people witnessed her murder and yet did nothing. This was later proven false, but the fact remains - the more people are present when a person needs emergency help, the less likely any one of them will lend a hand.
The psychology surrounding this phenomenon is fascinating - but what interests me more is the one person who chooses to step out of that crowd and act. What type of person is that, what makes them different than the rest?
Join us tonight on B B & Guns at 7PM eastern!
We're hoping for a lot of caller input on this show, it'd be great to hear from you. I know that calling in can sometimes be a little daunting - everyone tells me, "But I wouldn't know what to say!" - so for a little inspiration, and to get those mental gears turning, I'm giving everyone a bit of preshow homework.