Culture-Specific Developmental Pathways to Prosocial Behavior: A Comment on Bischof-Kohler's Universalist Perspective

Autor(en): Kaertner, Joscha
Keller, Heidi
Stichwörter: autonomy; culture; EMPATHY; prosocial; Psychology; Psychology, Multidisciplinary; self; SELF-RECOGNITION
Erscheinungsdatum: 2012
Herausgeber: SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
Journal: EMOTION REVIEW
Volumen: 4
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 49
Seitenende: 50
Zusammenfassung: 
In her work, Doris Bischof-Kohler describes how empathically motivated prosocial behavior emerges during the second year of life. From a cross-cultural perspective we argue that this developmental pathway is prototypical for autonomy-oriented sociocultural contexts. Bischof-Kohler's theory should be complemented by a theory of situational helping behavior based on shared intentional relations to provide an alternative developmental pathway for understanding toddlers' prosocial behavior. Because this developmental pathway does not presuppose an understanding of self and others as autonomous intentional agents, it may be more typical for relatedness-oriented sociocultural contexts.
ISSN: 17540739
DOI: 10.1177/1754073911421383

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