Merely Bystanders: The Psychology of Courage and Inaction
Amherst College psychology professor Catherine Sanderson examines the factors that lead most of us to stay silent in the face of bad behavior, and how this tendency to stay silent allows such acts to continue. Sanderson also provides practical strategies that we can all use to speak up and take action. Sanderson also provides practical strategies that we can all use to speak up and take action.
Catherine Sanderson is the Poler Family Professor and Chair of Psychology at Amherst College, and author of Why We Act: Turning Bystanders Into Moral Rebels.
This talk was sponsored by the Vermont Country Store and The Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries. Partner: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Pulitzer Prizes.