Prosocial Behaviourby Hans-Werner Bierhoff
Pub. Date: 10/28/2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Kristen Jervis Cacka received her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2007. She has
Gayle Jervis is a former educator, former home school mom and currently a grandma of three. She has a passion for helping young moms and grandmas plan activities to enjoy their time with their children and grandchildren while ensuring the children continue to develop necessary skills.
Kristen Jervis Cacka received her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2007. She has currently chosen to stay home with her daughter and is constantly looking for new ways to keep her daughter stimulated and engaged.
Table of ContentsIntroduction. Part 1. Prosocial Behaviour and Social Life 1.Issues of Definition 2. Forms of Prosocial Behaviour. The Special Case of Planned Helping 3. How Helpful Are Human Beings? Helpfulness in Nonserious Situations. Intervention in Emergency Situations 4. Culture, the Individual, and Level of Helpfulness. Gender Differences. Urban-rural Comparisons. Time Effects. Social Status 5. Human Nature vs. Cultural Context. The Biological Perspective. The Cultural Context 6. Measurement and Generality of Prosocial Behaviour in Children. How is Prosocial Behaviour Measured in Children? Generality of Prosocial Behaviour. Part 2. Learning and Development 7. How does Prosocial Behaviour Develop? Prosocial Behaviour in the Second Year of Life. Age Trends in Prosocial Orientation: 4-20 years. Beyond Adolescence 8. Learning of Prosocial Behaviour. Prosocial Modelling. Social Reinforcement. The Role of Reasoning in Moral Internalisation. Altruistic Self-scheme. Part 3. Processes of Prosocial Behaviour 9. Empathy. Modes of Empathy Arousal. Self-other Differentiation and the Development of Empathy. Measurement of Empathy. Empathic Accuracy 10. Guilt. Empathy-based Guilt. Guilt in Social Life. Shame vs. Guilt. Measures of Guilt. Guilt and Mental Health. Transgression, Guilt, and Reparation. Survivor Guilt. Guilt over Affluence 11. Responsibility. The Meaning of Responsibility: Voluntariness and Controllability. The Origin of Social Responsibility. Responsibility and Social Conduct. Definitions and Research Traditions. Environmental Responsibility. Responsibility as a Predictor of Prosocial Behaviour. Two Dimensions of Social Responsibility. Denial of Responsibility. Part 4. Theories of Prosocial Behaviour 12. Arousal: Cost-reward Model of Intervention. Costs of Helping and Costs of not Helping. Prediction of Intervention. Impulsive Helping. The Revised Theory 13. Altruistic Motive System. Perspective Taking, Empathic Concern, and Prosocial Behaviour. Basic Research on the Empathy-altruism Hypothesis. Further Tests of the Empathy-altruism Hypothesis 14. Empathy-related Responding and Emotional Regulation. Multimethod Approach. Theoretical Advancement 15. Social Inhibition of Bystander Intervention. The Decision-making Process: From Bystander to Actor. Social Inhibition: When the Situation is Difficult to Handle. Appendix: Calculation of Corrected Probabilities of Intervention of Groups and Individuals 16. Altruistic Personality. Rescuers of Jews. Further Results on the Altruistic Personality 17. Psychology of Seeking and Receiving Help. Receiving Help: A Benefit not Without Risks. Seeking Help: Successful Coping may have a Price. Which Factors Influence the Reactions of Help-recipients? Part 5. Applications 18. Raising the Level of First-aid in Real Life. The Key Roles of Responsibility and Competence. Determinants of Subjective Competence 19. Solidarity. Theory of Solidarity. What is Solidarity? Different Uses of the Term Solidarity. Common Interests. Solidarity on the Basis of Interests of Others. Conclusions 20. Voluntary Work Engagement in Organisations. Self-responsible Organisational Behaviour. Organisational Citizenship Behaviour. Prosocial Organisational Behaviour. Organisational Spontaneity: Mood and Group Atmosphere as Predictors of Prosocial Behaviour. Comparison between OCB, POB, and OS 21. Volunteerism. Functional Approach to Volunteerism. Motives of Volunteers. Role-identity Model. Altruistic Personality, Motives of Volunteers, and Religious Orientation. Conclusions. Postscript. The Community as the Unit of Analysis. Sociobiological Perspective and Socialisation Processes. Situational vs Dispositional Explanations. Altruism vs Egoism. What Comes Next?
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