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1st Edition

Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour

ISBN 9780415227612
Published September 9, 2003 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour describes the nature and causes of pro-social and anti-social behaviour. It is an introductory level text aimed at students new to this area of Social Psychology. Topics covered include social psychological theories of aggression, altruism and bystander behaviour, and media influences on pro- and anti-social behaviour. Each section includes information on research carried out in these areas of study.

Table of Contents

Introducing Pro-social and Anti-social Behaviour. Section 1. Pro-social Behaviour. Traditional Explanations of Pro-social Behaviour. Social Psychological Explanations of Pro-social Behaviour. Individual and Environmental Explanations of Pro-social Behaviour. Bystander Effects on Pro-social Behaviour. Section 2. Anti-social Behaviour. Traditional Explanations of Anti-social Behaviour. Social Psychological Explanations of Anti-social Behaviour. Individual and Environmental Explanations of Anti-social Behaviour. Reducing and Controlling Anti-social Behaviour. Section 3. Media Influences on Pro- and Anti-social Behaviour. Pro- and Anti-Social Behaviour and the Media. Study Aids. Glossary. References. Index.

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David Clarke teaches A level psychology and is an A level examiner. Since 1993 he has been a principal examiner for the OCR examining board.