Fox publishes research on factors that influence intervention

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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With one of the largest samples to date, Prevention Innovations Research Center faculty fellow Nicole Fox of California State University-Sacramento conducted 35 in-depth interviews and analyzed surveys from 273 individuals who participated in rescue efforts during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in order to identify what factors made people intervene in dangerous political and war time events.

Fox and her colleague Hollie Nyseth Brehm of Ohio State University recently published their research, which "explores the importance of social networks, socialization and intergenerational stories of rescue to prosocial behavior" in Social Forces. 

A review of Fox's research can be found here.

The Social Forces article can be found here.