CROSS-CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN HELPING STRANGERS,
ROBERT V. LEVINE,
Helping is influenced by economic environment within the culture. In general, frequency of helping behavior is inversely related to the country economic status.
The major explanation for people failing to stop and help a victim is how obsessed with haste they are. People who were in a hurry did not even notice the victim, although, once they arrived at their destination and had time to think about the consequences, they felt some guilt and anxiousness.
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