Pro-Social and Anti-Social Behaviour

By David Clarke

© 2003 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

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.

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Routledge Modular Psychology

The Routledge Modular Psychology series is a completely new approach to introductory level psychology, tailor made to the new modular style of teaching.

Each short book covers a topic in more detail than any large textbook can, allowing teacher and student to select material exactly to suit any particular course or project.

The books have been written especially for those students new to higher level study, whether at school home, college or university.

They include specially designed features to help with technique, such as model essay at an average level with an examiners comments to show how extra marks can be gained. The authors are all examiners and teachers at introductory level.

The Routledge modular texts are all user friendly and accessible and include the following features:

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  • Chapter summaries to assist with revision
  • Progress and review exercises
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Summaries of key research
  • Further reading to stimulate ongoing study and research
  • Website addresses for additional information
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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY031000
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology