Diffusion of Responsibility: Definition, Theory & Examples


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What is the basic idea behind diffusion of responsibility?

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1. What is a feature to diffusion of responsibility?

2. What is an example of diffusion of responsibility?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Checking out the sometimes tragic way we behave among others, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the theory of diffusion of responsibility. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the basic idea behind diffusion of responsibility as well as knowing the features of diffusion of responsibility.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Basic idea behind diffusion of responsibility
  • Features of the theory
  • Examples of diffusion of responsibility
  • Foundation for diffusion of responsibility

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related diffusion of responsibility lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the features of the theory and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the examples and foundation for the theory

Additional Learning

To learn more about why we hesitate around others to help someone in need, review the corresponding lesson on Diffusion of Responsibility: Definition, Theory & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what diffusion of responsibility is
  • Understand the hesitation present in individuals around others
  • Identify the four features of diffusion of responsibility and their characteristics
  • Describe how the Bystander Effect gives us insight into the theory
  • Know examples of the diffusion of responsibility in real life