Influences of Psychological Sense of Community on Voluntary Helping and Prosocial Action

Allen M. Omoto, Mark Snyder

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50 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Psychology of Prosocial Behavior
Subtitle of host publicationGroup Processes, Intergroup Relations, and Helping
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781405178815
StatePublished - Nov 6 2009


  • Broad conceptualization and sense of community-promoting civic participation
  • Community and volunteer process
  • Community as process and psychological sense of community
  • Psychological sense of community and helping and volunteerism
  • Psychological sense of community influence
  • Psychological sense of community on voluntary helping and prosocial action
  • Successful community members as models of upward social comparison
  • Understanding helping behavior for effective social programs
  • Volunteer Process Model-volunteerism as a process unfolding over time
  • Volunteer process embedded in community context

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