PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR By N., Sam M.S. - 31 An action that is constructive, positive and beneficial to society as a whole. Prosocial behavior can benefit a single individual or a group. PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR: "Helping the retired couple with their yard work is an example of prosocial behavior." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams SOCIAL NORM (Group Norms) ANTISOCIAL REACTION Hitler and Conformity IMITATION CHILD PSYCHIATRY Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prosocial-behavior/ (accessed December 1, 2021).