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Social Psychology of Prosocial Behavior

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ISBN-10: 080584936X

ISBN-13: 9780805849363

Edition: 2006

Authors: John F. Dovidio, Louis A. Penner, Jane Allyn Piliavin, David A. Schroeder

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Written by four leading researchers, this book examines prosocial behavior from a new multilevel perspective. The authors expand the breadth of the field, incorporating analyses of biological and genetic factors that predispose individuals to prosocial b
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Book details

List price: $61.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 422
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Louis Penner is a social psychologist, formerly at The University of South Florida and now at Wayne State University as a member of the Center for Communication and Behavioral Oncology at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He also has an adjunct appointment at The Institute for Social Research at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Preface
An Introduction to Prosocial Behavior
The Origins of Prosocial Behavior: Are People Selfish or Selfless by Nature?
The Context: When Will People Help?
Why Do People Help?
Planned and Long-Term Helping
The Development of Prosocial Behavior
Being the Helper and Being Helped: Causes and Consequences
Prosocial Behavior in Collectives: Cooperation Within and Between Groups
Prosocial Behavior: The Past, Present, and Future
References
Author Index
Subject Index