Meaning of prosocial in English:

prosocial

Pronunciation /prəʊˈsəʊʃ(ə)l/

adjective

Psychology
  • Relating to or denoting behaviour which is positive, helpful, and intended to promote social acceptance and friendship.

    ‘Primary prevention of bullying involves elimination of risk factors and teaching children skills in order to promote more prosocial, interpersonal interactions.’
    • ‘Effective group learning, however, promotes prosocial behavior and positive group functioning.’
    • ‘In addition, the physical setting can promote social interaction and prosocial behavior.’
    • ‘They rely on social interactions to promote prosocial attitudes and values in their clients.’
    • ‘The study also shows that environmental factors such as warm and supportive parenting may play a role in promoting children's prosocial development.’