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Introduction

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

Abstract

One of the main aims of the research on prosocial behavior from its very beginning was to find out what the determinants of such a behavior might be. In fact, during the past 15 years a great body of evidence concerning the variety of possible determinants has been accumulated. An extensive review of such evidence by Bar-Tal (1976) indicates that a large number of factors can play a role in promoting (or inhibiting) prosocial behavior.

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