Prosocial behavior, or intended to benefit another, is a social behavior that benefit[s] other people or society as a whole, such as helping, sharing, donating, co-operating, and volunteering.
2 3 what is pro-social behavior •helping others –donating time, effort, or money –volunteering –helping in an emergency –helping in a non-emergency. Pro-social behavior psych 240 fall 2007 purdue university prof kipling williams © robert brenner/photoedit 2 what is altruism •benefiting another at ones own expense •risking or losing one’s life to save another •selfless helping •think of some instances of selfless helping. Prosocial behavior refers to voluntary actions that are intended to help or benefit another individual or group of individuals (eisenberg and mussen 1989, 3) this definition refers to consequences of a doer's actions rather than the motivations behind those actions. Prosocial behavior is any action intended to help others one motivation for prosocial behavior is altruism , or the desire to help others with no expectation of reward.
Psychology definition of prosocial behavior: an action that is constructive, positive and beneficial to society as a whole prosocial behavior can benefit a single individual or a group.
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Prosocial behavior occurs when someone acts to help another person, particularly when they have no goal other than to help a fellow human so why does this altruistic behavior appear one thought, of kin selection , is that it is a genetic response to supporting the broader gene pool.