Prosocial Development: A Multidimensional Approach by Laura M. Padilla-WalkerProsocial Development: A Multidimensional Approach by Laura M. Padilla-Walker

Prosocial Development: A Multidimensional Approach

EditorLaura M. Padilla-Walker, Gustavo Carlo

Paperback | January 14, 2016

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Prosocial behavior - broadly defined as voluntary action intended to help or benefit another - has been associated with positive outcomes across the lifespan. Children with a more prosocial orientation are better liked and trusted by their peers, have a higher status in peer groups, are betterat maintaining friendships, demonstrate better self regulation, empathy, and social cognitive skills, and excel in academics. Researchers have shown that prosocial behaviors correlate to lower rates of school suspension and drop-out, teen pregnancy, substance use, aggression, and delinquency. Thesepositive effects speak to the value of prosocial behavior during formative years.Prosocial Development examines a variety of biological, socialization, and contextual influences on prosocial development from infancy through early adulthood. While the definition of prosocial behavior may seem straightforward, recent research has highlighted its multifaceted nature. This volumespecifically focuses on the multidimensionality of prosocial development, examining different contexts, motivations, types, and targets of prosocial behavior that are differentially predicted by socialization and dispositional characteristics. Skillfully edited by Drs. Padilla-Walker and Carlo, eachchapter in this volume highlights some aspect of multidimensionality in regard to prosocial behavior and meaningful avenues for future research. This volume will be an important tool for scholars, researchers, and practitioners who are interested in prosocial, moral, and positive youth development.The organization and focus of this volume are also well-suited for use as a text for graduate courses in moral development, child and adolescent development, social psychology, sociology, anthropology, and family studies.
Laura Padilla-Walker is an Associate Professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on the parent-child relationship as it relates to prosocial and moral development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Dr. Padilla-Walker has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Gu...
Title:Prosocial Development: A Multidimensional ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Overview of Prosocial Behavior1. Laura M. Padilla-Walker and Gustavo Carlo: The Study of Prosocial Behavior: Past, Present, and Future2. Nancy Eisenberg and Tracy L. Spinrad: Multidimensionality of Prosocial Behavior: Re-thinking the Conceptualization and Development of Prosocial BehaviorSection 2: Biological Perspectives3. Patricia H. Hawley: Evolution, Prosocial Behavior, and Altruism: A Roadmap for Understanding Where the Proximate Meets the Ultimate4. Keren Fortuna and Ariel Knafo: Parental and Genetic Contributions to Prosocial Behavior during Childhood5. Alek Chakroff and Liane Young: The Prosocial Brain: Perceiving Others in Need, and Acting on It6. Paul D. Hastings and Jonas G. Miller: Autonomic regulation, Polyvagal Theory, and Children's Prosocial DevelopmentSection 3: Socialization Perspectives7. Laura M. Padilla-Walker: Parental Socialization of Prosocial Behavior: A Multidimensional Approach8. Sarah M. Coyne and Nathan J. Smith: Sweetness on the Screen: A Multidimensional View of Prosocial Behavior in Media9. Kathryn R. Wentzel: Prosocial Behavior and Peer Relations in Adolescence10. Jeremy B. Yorgason and Kathryn B. Gustafson: Linking Grandparent Involvement with the Development of Prosocial Behavior in AdolescentsSection 4: Cultural and Contextual Perspectives11. Maria Rosario T. de Guzman, Anh Do, and Car Mun Kok: The Cultural Contexts of Children's Prosocial Behaviors12. Gustavo Carlo, George P. Knight, Camille D. Basilio, and Alexandra Davis: Predicting Prosocial Tendencies Among Mexican American Youth: The Intersection of Cultural Values, Social Cognitions, and Social Emotions13. Meredith McGinley, Deanna Opal, Mar!a Cristina Richaud, and Belen Mesurado: Cross-Cultural Evidence of Multidimensional Prosocial Behaviors: An Examination of the Prosocial Tendencies Measure (PTM)14. Christi Bergin: Educating Students to be Prosocial at SchoolSection 5: Specific Targets and Types of Prosocial Behavior15. Mary B. Eberly Lewis: Parents as Recipients of Adolescent Prosocial Behavior16. Asiye Kumru and Bilge Yagmurlu: Prosocial Behaviors Toward Siblings and Grandparents17. Deborah Laible and Erin Karahuta: Prosocial Behaviors in Early Childhood: Helping Others, Responding to the Distress of Others, and Working with Others18. Brandy A. Randall and Jennifer R. Wenner: Adopting a Multidimensional Perspective on College Students' Prosocial Behaviors19. Daniel Hart and Michael Sulik: The Social Construction of Volunteering20. Michael W. Pratt and Heather L. Lawford: Early Generativity and Types of Civic Engagement in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood21. Lawrence J. Walker: Prosocial Exemplarity in Adolescence and Adulthood