Prosocial Behavior: Perspectives, Influences and Current Research


Timothy Steele (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY031000

Prosocial behaviour is a form of behaviour that is voluntarily carried out in order to provide benefits for others. In this book, Chapter One includes a theoretical review, highlighting different studies investigating some aspects present in prosocial behavior. Chapter Two analyzes prosocial behavior from a social psychology point of view, examines the theoretical contributions of the past ten years, and highlights the various interpretations that have been proposed. Chapter Three studies prosocial values in religious societies based on social cognitive theory. Chapter Four draws on multidisciplinary research from psychology, sociology, computer science, education, and social work to describe cyber prosocial behaviors. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Prosocial Behavior: Theoretical Perspectives
Jesús Redondo Pacheco, Cándido J. Inglés Saura, Luz Karime Parra Galvis, Laura Marcela Nieto Barroso, and Marcela Lizeth Navarro Galvis (Pontificia Bolivariana University, Bucaramanga, Colombia)

Chapter 2. The Effect of Social Norms and the Presence of Bystanders on Altruistic Behavior
Costanza Scaffidi Abbate and Stefano Ruggieri (Department of Psychology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy, and others)

Chapter 3. Media and Prosocial Values in Religious Society Based on Social Cognitive Theory
Rosmawati Mohamad Rasit (Department of Da’wah and Leadership Studies, Faculty of Islamic Studies Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi Malaysia)

Chapter 4. Cyber Prosocial Behavior: Prosocial Behaviors in the Digital Age
Michelle F. Wright and William Stanley Pendergrass (The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA, and others)


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