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

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

Stefan Stürmer (Editor), Mark Snyder (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-17880-8

Aug 2009

464 pages

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$66.95

Description

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
List of Contributors.

Introduction: The Psychological Study of Group Processes and Intergroup Relations in Prosocial Behavior: Past, Present, Future (Stefan Stürmer and Mark Snyder).

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

1 The Tribal Instinct Hypothesis: Evolution and the Social Psychology of Intergroup Relations (Mark Van Vugt and Justin H. Park).

2 Helping “Us” versus “Them”: Towards a Group-Level Theory of Helping and Altruism Within and Across Group Boundaries (Stefan Stürmer and Mark Snyder).

3 Stigmas and Pro-Social Behavior: Are People Reluctant to Help Stigmatized Persons? (John B. Pryor, Glenn D. Reeder, Andrew E. Monroe, and Arati Patel).

4 The strategic side of out-group helping (Esther van Leeuwen and Susanne Täuber).

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

5 Discrimination Against Out-group Members in Helping Situations (Donald A. Saucier, Jessica L. McManus, and Sara J. Smith).

6 Receiving Help: Consequences for the Recipient (Samer Halabi and Arie Nadler).

7 Turning to Others in Times of Change: Social Identity and Coping with Stress (Jolanda Jetten, S. Alexander Haslam, Aarti Iyer, and Catherine Haslam).

8 Volunteering Across the Life Span: Doing Well by Doing Good (Jane Allyn Piliavin).

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

9 Perspective Taking and Intergroup Helping (Mark H. Davis and Angela T. Maitner).

10 Recategorization and Prosocial Behavior: Common Ingroup Identity and a Dual Identity (John F. Dovidio, Samuel L. Gaertner, Nurit Shnabel, Tamar Saguy, and James Johnson).

11 Groups, Identities and Bystander Behavior: How Group Processes Can Be Used to Promote Helping (Mark Levine and Clare Cassidy).

12 Influences of Psychological Sense of Community on Voluntary Helping and Prosocial Action (Allen M. Omoto and Mark Snyder).

13 Empowering the Volunteer Organization: What Volunteer Organizations can do to Recruit, Content, and Retain Volunteers (Naomi Ellemers and Edwin J. Boezeman).

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

14 Interpersonal and Intergroup Helping Relations as Power Relations: Implications for Real-world Helping (Arie Nadler).

15 Beyond Help: A Social Psychology of Collective Solidarity and Social Cohesion (Stephen Reicher and S. Alexander Haslam).

16 Cross-group Helping: Perspectives on Why and Why Not (Stephen C. Wright and Norann T. Richard).

17 Helping Disadvantaged Out-Groups Challenge Unjust Inequality: The Role of Group-Based Emotions (Aarti Iyer and Colin Wayne Leach).

References.

List of Tables.

List of Figures.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

""This book is essential reading for anybody who is interested in prosocial behaviour, or in applying social identity processes to relevant real-world situations."" (Psychologist, January 2010)
  • 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