|Publication type:||Book part|
|Type of review:||Editorial review|
|Title:||Generosity, peer-support, and positive development in youth|
|Authors :||Steinebach, Christoph|
Schär Gmelch, Marcel
|et. al :||No|
|Published in :||Enhancing resilience in youth : mindfulness-based interventions in positive environments|
|Editors of the parent work:||Steinebach, Christoph|
Langer, Álvaro I.
|Publisher / Ed. Institution :||Springer|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Cham|
|Subjects :||Generosity; Peer-support; Positive development; Developmental tasks; Structures of peer relations; Structures of peer relations; Definition of generosity; Citizenship|
|Subject (DDC) :||303: Social processes |
305: Social groups
|Abstract:||In adolescence, many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes bring along their own problems and risks. But they also offer the chance to develop new skills, including those connected with mindfulness, compassion, or generosity. Social relationships can support positive developments. Even in adolescence, family remains important, contributing to the satisfaction of basic needs. Peers can also support positive development and become particularly important in adolescence. With them, young people’s radius widens into a more comprehensive and differentiated social and physical environment. The newly acquired competences also promote the acceptance of responsibility. The social and physical environments become relevant learning fields for the integration of identity, values, and norms. Generosity as part of one’s own identity becomes a touchstone for positive development. In this paper, we discuss several forms and conditions of prosocial behavior as well as of generosity. We assign different internal conditions to “prosocial personality”, ranging from genetic or biological factors to self-efficacy. External factors for prosocial behavior and generosity are described. In everyday life, young people must feel needed and require places to show their new autonomous generosity skills. Being generous not only helps others: it also satisfies one’s own basic needs and thus contributes to positive development and well-being.|
|Fulltext version :||Published version|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Organisational Unit:||Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) |
Psychological Institute (PI)
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie|
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