18. The Bystander Effect
There have been quite a few notorious cases of bystander effect where people when in a social group, do not offer help in emergencies.
This socio-psychological phenomenon has been put to test on a busy London street. While social status may play a role in receiving help, most of the time, people from a crowd wouldn’t bother much to offer help.
That’s why it is advised that when you seek help in a social situation during emergencies, point to a person and ask them for help directly. Generally addressing a crowd may not push anyone to call an ambulance.