Princeton University professor lectures on moral behavior and responsibilities
NEW PALTZ -- Dr. John Darley of Princeton University will host a lecture at the SUNY New Paltz Lecture Center, room 102, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4, to discuss some of his best-known research. During this lecture, "Bystander Intervention in Emergencies, 2003 and Before," Darley will discuss his work, which focuses on the theory that people have a tendency to be considerably less helpful to victims in need of help as a function of important situational considerations.
"Dr. Darley's research in social psychology has important implications for understanding moral behavior," said Dr. Glenn Geher, professor of psychology at SUNY New Paltz. "He is one of the most influential social psychologists in the history of the field."
Dr. Darley conducted some of the most important psychological research to date. His best-known research on the bystander effect is derived from his interest in the case of Kitty Genovese who was raped and murdered in the courtyard of a New York City apartment building, surrounded by thousands of potential helpers. His research has important implications for increasing moral behavior and social responsibility.
Andrew Lehr, a graduate student at SUNY New Paltz, said, "To have the opportunity to attend a lecture from such a well-known and thought-provoking social psychologist in the field is something that should not be passed up."
The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Graduate Psychology Association, the Undergraduate Psychology Association, Psi Chi and Student Association.
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