Social Science

The Bystander Effect

The Bystander Effect

Note: All images were taken from Creative CommonsWant to contribute to the social science column? Email wyen23@shschools.org The Murder of Kitty Genovese At 2:30 AM on March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was walking home after a long day at work as a bar manager. As she made her way from the parking lot to her apartment, she was attacked, assaulted, and murdered by 29-year-old Winston Moseley. Despite approximately 38 people hearing her cries for help throughout the entire 35-minute attack, only one person came to her aid: her close friend, Sophia Farrar. By then, however, it was too late. …
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The Psychology Behind Musical Nostalgia

The Psychology Behind Musical Nostalgia

Welcome to the new Social Science column on the Quad! This is a platform to discuss and share insights on all things psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Note: All images were taken from Wikimedia Commons or Creative Commons Want to contribute to the social science column? Email wyen23@shschools.org With all the trendy and wild Tik Tok music of 2020, I find myself drawn to music from the late 2000s and early 2010s. Songs like “Already Gone” by Kelly Clarkson, “Pompeii” by Bastille, and “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol always take me back to when I was a second-grader, slouched on my…
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