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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Mar 26 2015|
- Market integration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)