Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups

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APA Citation: 

Atkins, P. W.B., Wilson, D. S., and Hayes, S.C. (2019) Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups. Context Press.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
ACT: Empirical
Other Third-Wave Therapies: Conceptual
Other Third-Wave Therapies: Empirical
Publication Type: 
Book
Language: 
English
Keyword(s): 
Prosocial
Abstract: 

A groundbreaking, comprehensive program for designing effective and socially equitable groups of all sizes—from businesses and social justice groups to global organizations.

Whether you work in business or schools, volunteer in neighborhoods or church organizations, or are involved in social justice and activism, you understand the enormous power of groups to enact powerful and lasting change in the world. But how exactly do you design, build, and sustain effective groups?

Based on the work of Nobel Prize winning economist Elinor Ostrom and grounded in contextual behavioral science, evolutionary science, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Prosocial presents a practical, step-by-step approach to help you energize and strengthen your business or organization. Using the Prosocial model, you’ll learn to design groups that are more harmonious, have better member or employee retention, have better relationships with other groups or business partners, and have more success and longevity.

Most importantly, you’ll learn to target the characteristics that foster cooperation and collaboration—key ingredients for any effective group.

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