4. Prosocial Behavior in the Context of Crisis

  1. Kai J. Jonas1 and
  2. Thomas A. Morton2
  1. Kai J. Jonas

Published Online: 8 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118347683.ch4

Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis

Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis

How to Cite

Jonas, K. J. (2012) Prosocial Behavior in the Context of Crisis, in Restoring Civil Societies: The Psychology of Intervention and Engagement Following Crisis (eds K. J. Jonas and T. A. Morton), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118347683.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Göttingen, Germany

  2. 2

    University of Exeter, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Göttingen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 2012

Book Series:

  1. Social Issues and Interventions

Book Series Editors:

  1. Marilynn B. Brewer

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671436

Online ISBN: 9781118347683

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Keywords:

  • prosocial behavior in the context of crisis;
  • prosocial behavior, relevant to civil society crises;
  • prosocial responding in times of crisis, degree of empathy;
  • directing people to help, interfering with motivational drivers;
  • boundary conditions, empathy and altruism in civil crises;
  • RFT, promotion focus and prevention focus;
  • victim x situation determinants;
  • culture, informing social/psychological as form of reciprocity;
  • universal law of reciprocity, moral obligation of humans to help;
  • prosocial behavior in crisis, complex, varying with nature of crisis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Specific Motives for Engagement and Involvement Behavior: The Example of Moral Courage

  • Beyond Simple Motives: Group-Level Determinants

  • Victim x Situation Determinants

  • Cultural Variations

  • Consequences of Aid and Resulting Motives

  • Conclusion

  • References