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The Roots of Prosocial Behavior in Children (Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development)

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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.

Synopsis:

In this book the authors review and summarize scholarly research that has been devoted to the development of prosocial behaviour in children, and examine the variety of influences that contribute to children's prosocial development, including the media, parents, peers, biology and culture.

Synopsis:

In this book, Nancy Eisenberg and Paul Mussen review and summarize scholarly research that has been devoted to the development of prosocial behavior in children, and examine the variety of influences that contribute to children's prosocial development, including the media, parents, peers, biology, culture, personal characteristics, as well as situational determinants.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521337717
Editor:
Mussen, Paul H.
Editor:
Mussen, Paul H.
Editor:
Mussen, Paul H.
Editor:
Shantz, Carolyn
Author:
Shantz, Carolyn
Author:
Eisenberg, Nancy
Author:
Mussen, Paul Henry
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ; New York :
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Helping behavior
Subject:
Socialization
Subject:
Personality development
Subject:
Helping behavior in children
Subject:
Helping Behavior -- in infancy & childhood.
Subject:
Developmental - Child
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Helping behavior in children Helping behavior
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 160-184.
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development
Series Volume:
no. 52
Publication Date:
19890831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.94x5.98x.55 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In this book, Nancy Eisenberg and Paul Mussen review and summarize scholarly research that has been devoted to the development of prosocial behavior in children, and examine the variety of influences that contribute to children's prosocial development, including the media, parents, peers, biology, culture, personal characteristics, as well as situational determinants.
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