Littering Experiment Challenges Popular Theory on Bystander Intervention

Field research by Nikos Nikiforakis, NYUAD Professor of Economics and researchers from University of Innsbruck, and University of Cologne found that most people are unwilling to increase altruistic punishment if the offense is more serious mainly because they fear some kind of retaliation if they speak up.

Strategic Research For Global Challenges

The breadth of research in the social sciences at NYU Abu Dhabi uses data to help historians, economists, NGOs, and governments better understand human behavior — and improve people’s lives.