Prosocial Behaviors as a Marker of Health and Enhancer of Well Being

April 18, 2023

Gustavo Carlo, PhD
University of California-Irvine

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Drawing upon a strengths-based, cultural assets perspective, I will present evidence on the growth properties of prosocial behaviors and assert the need to incorporate prosocial behaviors as a marker of health and well being. The presentation will focus on risk and protective correlates and consequences of prosocial behaviors in U.S. Latine youth. Implications for prevention and intervention research and programs will be briefly discussed.