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Prosocial Behavior and Altruism

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Prosocial behavior refers to "voluntary actions that are intended to help or benefit another individual or a group of individuals. This definition refers to consequences of a doer's actions rather than the motivations behind those actions. Prosocial behavior includes a broad range of activities: sharing, comforting, rescuing, and helping. Though it is often confused with altruism, they are, in fact, two distinct concepts. Tune in this week as we continue to speak of these constructs, and join our guest expert on the topic.