The Psychology of Prosocial Behavior: Group Processes, Intergroup Relations, and Helping

The Psychology of Prosocial Behavior: Group Processes, Intergroup Relations, and Helping

Editor(s): Stefan Stürmer, Mark Snyder

Published Online: 6 NOV 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405178815

Online ISBN: 9781444307948

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307948

About this Book

The Psychology of Prosocial Behavior provides original contributions that examine current perspectives and promising directions for future research on helping behaviors and related core issues.

  • Covers contributions which deal explicitly with interventions designed to foster out-group helping (and to improve its quality) in real world settings
  • Provides the reader with a cohesive look at helping and prosocial behaviors using a combination of theoretical work with research on interventions in applied settings
  • Examines helping from multiple perspectives in order to recognize the diverse influences that promote actions for the benefit of others
  • Contributors to this volume include cutting-edge researchers using both field studies and laboratory experiments

Table of contents

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  1. Introduction

  2. Part I: Motivations for Helping In-Group and Out-Group Members

    1. Chapter 3

      Stigmas and Prosocial Behavior (pages 59–80)

      John B. Pryor, Glenn D. Reeder, Andrew E. Monroe and Arati Patel

  3. Part II: Consequences of Giving or Receiving Help in the Context of Groups

    1. Chapter 7

      Turning to Others in Times of Change (pages 139–156)

      Jolanda Jetten, S. Alexander Haslam, Aarti Iyer and Catherine Haslam

  4. Part III: Intervention Strategies: Targeting Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

    1. Chapter 10

      Recategorization and Prosocial Behavior (pages 191–207)

      John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Nurit Shnabel, Tamar Saguy and James Johnson

  5. Part IV: The Broader Picture: Political and Societal Implications

    1. Chapter 15

      Beyond Help (pages 289–309)

      Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam

    2. Chapter 16

      Cross-Group Helping (pages 311–335)

      Stephen C. Wright and Norann T. Richard

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