Prosocial Behavior, Cultural Differences in

Daniel Hruschka, Joseph Henrich

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Abstract

Humans frequently act in ways that benefit others or contribute to their society. Despite this common human capacity for prosocial behavior, populations can differ dramatically in the propensity to engage in various kinds of helping, sharing, and cooperation. In this article, we review empirical findings of cross-population diversity in prosocial behavior, outline current theories for these population differences, and identify future areas for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages238-243
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015

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Keywords

  • Antisocial
  • Collectivism
  • Cross-cultural
  • Culture
  • Globalization
  • Helping
  • Institutions
  • Market integration
  • Pathogens
  • Prosocial
  • Religion
  • Sharing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Hruschka, D., & Henrich, J. (2015). Prosocial Behavior, Cultural Differences in. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition (pp. 238-243). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.24103-2

Prosocial Behavior, Cultural Differences in. / Hruschka, Daniel; Henrich, Joseph.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. p. 238-243.

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Hruschka, D & Henrich, J 2015, Prosocial Behavior, Cultural Differences in. in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., pp. 238-243. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.24103-2
Hruschka D, Henrich J. Prosocial Behavior, Cultural Differences in. In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc. 2015. p. 238-243 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.24103-2
Hruschka, Daniel ; Henrich, Joseph. / Prosocial Behavior, Cultural Differences in. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition. Elsevier Inc., 2015. pp. 238-243
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