Bystander Intervention



Recommended Books

Book Title



The Bystander Effect: The Psychology of Courage and How to be Brave
Catherine Sanderson
Using "real-life examples, neuroscience and the latest psychological studies" Catherine Sanderson explains "why we might be good at recognising bad behaviour but bad at taking action against it."
Why We Act: Turning Bystanders into Moral Rebels Catherine Sanderson "Why We Act draws on the latest developments in psychology and neuroscience to tackle an urgent question: Why do so many of us fail to intervene when we’re needed—and what would it take to make us step up?"
I’ve Got Your Back Jorge Arteaga and Emily May Teaches readers the ins and outs of bystander intervention using Right to Be's methodology: the 5D's of bystander intervention--distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct. Each chapter of the book dives deeply into what these D's can look like in practice, whether you are in public, online, or at work.
The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias Dolly Chugh In this book Chugh shares how to confront racism, sexism, inequality, and injustice through constant growth, identifying privilege, and an understanding of how to identify bias.
No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice Christopher Duucot and Shannon Craigo-Snell No Innocent Bystanders looks at the role of allies in social justice movements and asks what works, what doesn't, and why.
Response Ability: A Complete Guide to Bystander Intervention Alan Berkowitz This book reviews research on bystander behavior to explain "why people don't act even when not acting goes against their conscience" and to offer "practical solutions and skills for intervening in a safe, effective and respectful way."
Disrupting the Bystander: When #metoo Happens Among Friends A.V. Flox "Combining behavioral neuroscience and insights from those on the frontlines of harm intervention, Disrupting the Bystander helps us break out of paralysis so that we can best support those we love—whether they were hurt or hurt someone else."
Not On My Watch: The Bystanders Handbook for the Prevention of Sexual Violence Isabella Rotman A comic book that emphasizes the importance of bystander intervention and provides real world strategies and examples to encourage and help the reader, especially for sexual violence.