© 1984

Development and Maintenance of Prosocial Behavior

International Perspectives on Positive Morality

  • Ervin Staub
  • Daniel Bar-Tal
  • Jerzy Karylowski
  • Janusz Reykowski

Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (BLSC, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Theoretical Approaches

  3. Developmental Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Ervin Staub
      Pages 77-80
    3. Marian Radke-Yarrow, Carolyn Zahn-Waxler
      Pages 81-99
    4. Nancy Eisenberg, Ellen Cameron, Kelly Tryon
      Pages 101-115
    5. Jerzy Karylowski
      Pages 139-154
    6. Louis Oppenheimer, Jan Heller
      Pages 177-200
  4. Determinants of Prosocial Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Janusz Reykowski, Jerzy Karylowski
      Pages 225-228
    3. Shalom H. Schwartz, Judith A. Howard
      Pages 229-255
    4. Miroslaw Kofta
      Pages 257-269
    5. J. Philippe Rushton
      Pages 271-290

About this book


This book was inspired by an intimate, stimulating, intellectually enrich­ ing conference that took place in Poland. However, the book is not a conference report. Rather, at the time of the conference, participants agreed that it would be worthwhile to create a volume representing the international state of knowledge in pro social behavior, and many of them agreed to write chapters. This volume is the outcome. The book contains chapters by outstanding researchers and scholars who have made substantial contributions to some aspect of scholarship about pro social behavior-helpfulness, generosity, kindness, coopera­ tion, or other behavior that benefits people. The book concerns itself with how prosocial behavior comes about and what influences contrib­ ute to or inhibit it; how prosocial behavior, or values and other personal characteristics that promote prosocial behavior, develop; how socializa­ tion, peer interaction, and other experiences contribute to development; and with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral consequences of re­ ceiving help. Some chapters directly, and a number of them implicitly, concern themselves with applications of knowledge about prosocial be­ havior, particularly with the question of how cooperation and behavior that benefits other people can be promoted. The purpose of the book is. in part to show where the field stands and what knowledge we have accumulated, and in part to suggest fu­ ture directions and advance the field. It is a truly international book, with contributors from most countries where research on pro social be­ havior is being conducted.


Action aggression behavior cooperation development emotion interaction knowledge morality research state

Editors and affiliations

  • Ervin Staub
    • 1
  • Daniel Bar-Tal
    • 2
  • Jerzy Karylowski
    • 3
  • Janusz Reykowski
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  2. 2.School of EducationTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North FloridaJacksonvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyPolish Academy of ScienceWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Development and Maintenance of Prosocial Behavior
  • Book Subtitle International Perspectives on Positive Morality
  • Editors Ervin Staub
  • Series Title Critical Issues in Social Justice
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41299-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9650-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2645-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVII, 511
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Law and Psychology
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