Cognitive aspects of prosocial behavior in nonhuman primates
Cronin, K. A.
Cognitive aspects of prosocial behavior in nonhuman primates. In N. M. Seel (Ed.
), Encyclopedia of the sciences of learning. Part 3
(2nd ed., pp. 581-583). Berlin: Springer.
Prosocial behavior is any behavior performed by one
individual that results in a benefit for another individual.
Prosocial motivations, prosocial preferences, or
other-regarding preferences refer to the psychological
predisposition to behave in the best interest of
another individual. A behavior need not be costly to
the actor to be considered prosocial, thus the concept is
distinct from altruistic behavior which requires that
the actor incurs some cost when providing a benefit
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