The Roots of Prosocial Behavior in Children / Edition 1

The Roots of Prosocial Behavior in Children / Edition 1

by Nancy Eisenberg, Paul Henry Mussen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521337712

ISBN-13: 9780521337717

Pub. Date: 08/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What kinds of childrearing practices foster the development of helping, sharing, and other prosocial behaviors? What roles do biology and culture play in the development of prosocial behavior? This book reviews and summarizes scholarly research that has been devoted to the development of prosocial behavior in children, and examines the various factors and

Overview

What kinds of childrearing practices foster the development of helping, sharing, and other prosocial behaviors? What roles do biology and culture play in the development of prosocial behavior? This book reviews and summarizes scholarly research that has been devoted to the development of prosocial behavior in children, and examines the various factors and influences that contribute to children's prosocial development, including the media, parents, peers, biology, culture, personal characteristics, and situational determinants. The authors argue that prosocial behavior can be learned and is modifiable, and they suggest techniques for parents, teachers and others to enhance prosocial development. They attempt to communicate the advances in the study of prosocial development that have taken place over the past decade and highlight questions previously unaddressed by researchers, and suggests areas for future work. This text is well-suited for undergraduate and graduate courses in child development and social psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521337717
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1989
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Methodological and theoretical considerations in the study of prosocial behavior; 3. Biology and prosocial behavior; 4. Culture and prosocial behavior; 5. 'Person' variables and prosocial behavior; 6. Socialization in the family; 7. Socialization by agents outside the family; 8. Cognition, role taking, interpersonal prolem solving, and moral judgment; 9. Emotional factors in prosocial behavior; 10. Situational determinants; 11. Conclusions; References; Name index; Subject index.

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