Sunday, December 8, 2013

Bullying Experiment Featured in Daily Bruin

Excerpt: As she watched a man getting shoved to the ground, Caitlin Estudillo sprang from a bench near Powell Library and tried to stop what she perceived as a bullying incident unfolding in front of her. For the third-year sociology and world arts and cultures/dance student, the act was instinctual. “I didn’t give it a thought; it was just something I had to do,” Estudillo said. “I didn’t think of the consequences.” At the time, Estudillo did not know that the conflict was a staged fight designed to gauge how people would react to seeing someone else be bullied. Various simulated bullying incidents were filmed around the UCLA campus...

Full story at

Note: Some older readers may recall the real-life Kitty Genovese story in New York which had elements of the experiment above but turns out in retrospect to be not what it seemed at the time:

Video of the UCLA experiment at:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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