The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior

Hardcover | May 14, 2015

EditorDavid A. Schroeder, William G. Graziano

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The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior provides a comprehensive review of the current literature on when and why people act to benefit others. It provides a comprehensive overview of the field to give both the casual reader and the neophyte to the field some perspective about fundamentalquestions (what, why, when, and who) relative to prosocial behavior. Taking a multi-level approach, the chapters represent the broad spectrum of this multi-faceted domain. Topics range from micro-level analyses involving evolutionary and comparative psychological factors to macro-level applications,such as reducing intergroup conflicts and ethnic genocide. Between these extremes, the contributors - all internationally recognized in their field - offer their perspectives on developmental processes that may predispose individuals to empathize with and respond to the needs of others, individual differences that seem to interact with situational demandsto promote helping, and the underlying motivations of those helping others. They explain volunteerism, intragroup cooperation, and intergroup cooperation to move the analysis from the individual to group-level phenomena. They extend the consideration of this topic to include support ofpro-environmental actions, means to encourage participation in medical clinical trials, and the promotion of world peace. The ways that gender, interpersonal relationships, race, and religion might affect decisions to give aid and support to others are also addressed. The final chapter offers aunique view of prosocial behavior that encourages researchers and readers to take an even broader consideration of the field to search for a prosocial consilience.

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The Oxford Handbook of Prosocial Behavior provides a comprehensive review of the current literature on when and why people act to benefit others. It provides a comprehensive overview of the field to give both the casual reader and the neophyte to the field some perspective about fundamentalquestions (what, why, when, and who) relative ...

David A. Schroeder is a Professor of Psychological Science and Director of Experimental Training at the University of Arkansas. He received his B.S. in psychology from Purdue University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from Arizona State University. He has authored numerous books and professional articles and delivered many conferenc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 10.12 × 7.52 × 2.09 inPublished:May 14, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. David Schroeder and Bill Graziano: The Field of Prosocial Behavior: An Introduction and OverviewPart One: Prosocial Behavior at the Micro-Level2. Pat Barclay and Mark van Vugt: The Evolutionary Psychology of Human Prosociality: Adaptations, Mistakes, and Byproducts3. Frans de Waal: Prosocial Primates4. Erik van Dijk: The Economics of Prosocial Behavior5. Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello: The Developmental and Evolutionary Origins of Human Helping and Sharing6. Nancy Eisenberg, Natalie D. Eggum and Tracy L. Spinrad: The Development of Prosocial Behavior7. Eliot Turiel: Morality and Prosocial Judgments and Behavior8. J. Scott Jordan and Eric Wesselmann: The Contextually Grounded Nature of Prosocial Behavior: A Multiscale, Embodied Approach to Morality9. Gilad Hirschberger: Terror Management and Prosocial Behavior: A Theory of Self-Protective Altruism10. Irina Feygina and P. J. Henry: Culture and Prosocial Behavior11. Mario Mikulincer and Phil Shaver: An Attachment Perspective on Prosocial Attitudes and Behavior12. Bill Graziano and Meara Habashi: Personality and Prosocial BehaviorPart Two: Prosocial Behavior at the Meso-Level13. Dan Batson, David Lishner and Eric Stocks: The Empathy-Altruism Hypothesis14. Mark Davis: Empathy and Prosocial Behavior15. Arie Nadler: The Other Side of the Helping Paradigm: Seeking and Receiving Help16. Margaret Clark, Erica Boothby, Elizabeth Clark-Polner and Harry T. Reis: Understanding Prosocial Behavior Requires Understanding Relational Context17. Stephanie Brown and Robert Cialdini: Functional Motives and Functional Consequences of Prosocial Behavior18. Chris Agnew and Benjamin Le: Prosocial Behavior in Close Relationships: An Interdependence Approach19. Amanda Diekman and Emily K. Clark: Beyond the Damsel in Distress: Gender Differences and Similarities in Enacting Prosocial Behavior20. Don Saucier: Race and Prosocial Behavior21. Liz Midlarsky and Eva Kahana: Prosocial Behavior in Later Life22. John Pryor: Stigma: Implications for Helping BehaviorPart Three: Prosocial Behavior at the Macro-Level23. Arthur A. Stukas, Mark Snyder and Gil Clary: Volunteerism and Community Involvement: Antecedents, Experiences, and Consequences of the Person and the Situation24. Jane Piliavin and Erica Siegl: Health and Well-being Consequences of Formal Volunteering25. Craig Parks: Determinants of Cooperation in Social Dilemmas26. Tom Tyler: Justice and Intragroup Cooperation27. Jack Dovidio and Jillian C. Banfield: Intergroup Cooperation28. Anton Dijker: Tolerance: An Elusive but Fundamental Aspect of SocialityPart Four: New Directions in Prosocial Behavior: Extensions of Prosocial Processes29. Jo-Ann Tsang, Wade Rowatt and Azim Shariff: Religion and Prosociality30. Jessica M. Nolan and P. Wesley Schultz: Prosocial Behavior and Environmental Action31. Lou Penner, Mark Manning, Susan Eggly, and Terrance Albrecht: Prosocial Behavior in Cancer Research: Patient Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials32. Daniel J. Christie and Cristina J. Montiel: Peace Psychology and Prosocial Behavior33. Ervin Staub: The Roots of Helping, Heroic Rescue, and Resistance to and the Prevention of Mass Violence: Active Bystandership in Extreme Times and in Building Peaceful SocietiesConclusion34. William G. Graziano and David A. Schroeder: Gaining the Big Picture: Prosocial Behavior as an End Product