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Helping others – a conversation about prosocial behaviours

Prosocial behaviors are those behaviors that we do for others. If you want to learn more about the reasons why prosocial behaviors should be promoted, what influences the engagement in this type of behaviors and how they can develop, we invite you to listen to the podcast episode in full, and also to check the bibliographic sources used.

(1) Aknin, L. B., Van de Vondervoort, J. W., & Hamlin, J. K. (2018). Positive feelings reward and promote prosocial behavior. Current Opinion in Psychology, 20, 55–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2017.08.017

(2) American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Apa Dictionary of Psychology. Retrieved August 23, 2023, from https://dictionary.apa.org/prosocial

(3) Crone, E. A., & Achterberg, M. (2022). Prosocial development in adolescence. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 220–225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.09.020

(4) Dahl, A., & Brownell, C. A. (2019). The Social Origins of Human Prosociality. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 28(3), 274–279. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419830386

(5) Luberto, C. M., Shinday, N., Song, R., Philpotts, L. L., Park, E. R., Fricchione, G. L., & Yeh, G. Y. (2018). A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Effects of Meditation on Empathy, Compassion, and Prosocial Behaviors. Mindfulness, 9(3), 708–724. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-017-0841-8

(6) Mesurado, B., Guerra, P., Richaud, M. C., & Rodriguez, L. M. (2019). Effectiveness of Prosocial Behavior Interventions: A Meta-analysis. In P. Á. Gargiulo & H. L. Mesones Arroyo (Eds.), Psychiatry and Neuroscience Update (pp. 259–271). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95360-1_21

(7) Helliwell, J., Aknin, L., Shiplett, H., Huang, H., & Wang, S. (2017). Social Capital and Prosocial Behaviour as Sources of Well-Being (w23761; p. w23761). National Bureau of Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.3386/w23761 (8) Pfattheicher, S., Nielsen, Y. A., & Thielmann, I. (2022). Prosocial behavior and altruism: A review of concepts and definitions. Current Opinion in Psychology, 44, 124–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.08.021

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Mental health is not a trend, it is a priority – Dr. Gabriel Zanfir

In today’s episode we have Dr. Gabriel Zanfir, resident doctor at the Alexandru Obregia Psychiatric Hospital and accredited clinical psychologist, with whom we discuss the mental health of young people and the importance of professional help when it comes to our mental health.

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About body shaming during adolescence

Body shaming is an act in which a person expresses unsolicited and usually negative opinions or comments about someone’s body (size, shape, weight, etc.). If you want to learn more about body shaming in adolescence and ways in which this phenomenon can be managed, we invite you to listen to the full podcast episode, produced in partnership with Ridmi Magazine, a magazine with uncensored stories on education in Romania.

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