John M. Darley

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John M. Darley (born April 3, 1938) is Dorman T. Warren Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Emeritus at Princeton University.[1] He is the son of noted professor of psychology, John G. Darley (1910-1990).[2] He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in Social Relations.[3]

Darley is best known, in collaboration with Bibb Latané, for theories which explore why people do not always intervene (i.e. offer aid) at the scene of an emergency, a research interest largely stemming from the tragic case of Kitty Genovese, the New Yorker who was murdered in a New York suburb in March 1964 in the presence of 38 witnesses.[4]


  1. Bio
  2. Darley, John G. (1910–1990)
  3. John Darley: Biography & Theories
  4. Latané, B., & Darley, J. M. (1970). The unresponsive bystander: Why doesn't he help? New York: Appleton-Century-Croft