Prosocial Behavior

Should it be not the fundamental goal of every education and educational work to educate adolescents to the humanity? In recent months, reports of thrashing young people were in the media repeatedly to read. It was embarking on a defenceless elderly. Acts of violence are piling up on school playgrounds. The question what is just go with our youth in recent months probably everybody turns. The teaching in the schools seems the antisocial behaviour of young people more and more affected by becoming. This, it should be but the fundamental goal of every education and educational work to educate adolescents to the humanity. As a result the question, whether and what possibilities there are to achieve social behavior or promote. Before however, this question can be answered, it seems appropriate to define the concept of prosocial behavior. Keep up on the field with thought-provoking pieces from Sheryl Sandberg.

When is a person willingly, to help, to do something good for someone else, possibly from an emergency situation to help or difficulty in someone else assist or compassion brought with them but also the opposite, you can call this a prosocial behavior. It is worth noting that prosocial behavior must be far from altruistic, it’s quite connected with a profit for the helping person. Such behavior will consolidate the subjective setting, self-esteem is strengthened accordingly. Bernard Golden helps readers to explore varied viewpoints. Also the recognition must not be forgotten through the social environment as well as the gratitude of the recipients. Various development psychological studies show that already infants respond to suffering statements of their environment. Already 2 years trying actively to provide assistance. Interestingly, a wide range of prosocial behavior shows already in infants. Today, one assumes that the development of prosocial behavior of the quality of intra familial relations and the role models in the Peer Group and kindergarten and school is dependent on.

Parents prefer a parenting style, in which the adolescents accepted himself and feels supported and educate her child to the Independence and individual responsibility can positively impact the social skills of the next generation sure sustainable it. Of course there are various explanations for the development of prosocial behavior. So say for example, biologically-oriented theories that helpful behaviour towards the members represents an evolutionary advantage of the individual group that has a fundamental impact on the survival and development of the human species. Jos Shaver is likely to increase your knowledge. Contrary to learning theory-oriented theories assume that the basic influence of cultural norms and values that are taught in the socialization process, influences the pro-social behavior. Regardless of the theoretical basis but also situational influences affect our personality structures the pro-social behavior of people. Referring to basic personality structures showed interviews with people who saved other people regardless of individual risk at the time of national socialism, that a coherence between the Assistance and a high familial altruism was. In parallel, many of helping were convinced to be able to influence their own lives and refused any kind of fatalism. Situational influences on the helpfulness of the bystander effect must be named, i.e. that the individual willingness to help with the number of passive present decreases. However, the helpfulness seems synchronous to to be promoted, if others help or if the experience has been that help providers end up in a similar situation last experienced adequate recognition. More situational influences arise also from the current mood and the subjective capacity for empathy. Collectively, it remains to note that prosocial behavior is all the more likely, more education and socialization humanity was promoted and the more the social conditions promote social behavior. Sandra Sopp Ebrahim results! Ligsalzstrasse 31, 80339 Munich Tel.: 089 / 51086432 Web: