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Prosocial DevelopmentA Multidimensional Approach$
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Laura M. Padilla-Walker and Gustavo Carlo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199964772

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964772.001.0001

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Parents as Recipients of Adolescent Prosocial Behavior

Parents as Recipients of Adolescent Prosocial Behavior

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(p.305) 15 Parents as Recipients of Adolescent Prosocial Behavior
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Prosocial Development
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Mary B. Eberly Lewis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964772.003.0015

The multidimensionality of adolescent prosocial behavior toward parents is evident by considering the many different forms that prosocial behavior takes in an ongoing relationship, factors linked to its presence or absence, and the role that prosocial behavior might play in the dynamic between parents and adolescents. Studying adolescent prosocial behavior toward parents also requires a recognition that adolescents act within a relational context. The history and embedded patterns of interactions, overarching qualities and characteristics, and key transformational changes in conflict, autonomy and harmony over time are inextricably linked to the ways that adolescent behave prosocially toward parents. The purpose of the present chapter is to propose that adolescent prosocial behavior is both a contributor to and a manifestation of the vicissitudes within the parent and adolescent relationship.

Keywords:   prosocial behavior, multidimensionality, parent-adolescent relationships, relational context, conflict, autonomy, harmony, helping, chores, affection

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