The Developmental Peacebuilding Model (DPM) of children’s prosocial behaviors in settings of intergroup conflict

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Title: The Developmental Peacebuilding Model (DPM) of children’s prosocial behaviors in settings of intergroup conflict
Authors: Taylor, Laura K.
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Date: Sep-2020
Online since: 2021-05-12T09:53:12Z
Abstract: The persistence of intergroup conflicts around the world creates urgency for research on child development in such settings. Complementing the existing knowledge about internalizing and externalizing developmental outcomes, this article shifts the focus to children’s prosocial behaviors, and more specifically, introduces the Developmental Peacebuilding Model (DPM). The DPM makes three main contributions. First, the DPM integrates a developmental intergroup framework and socio-ecological perspective, with a peacebuilding paradigm, to examine the target and type of children’s prosocial behavior in settings of intergroup conflict. Second, DPM outlines how children’s outgroup prosocial behaviors, which promote constructive change at different levels of the social ecology, can be understood as peacebuilding and fostering social cohesion. Third, the article concludes with the DPM’s implications for research and global policy.
Funding Details: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Office of First Minister & Deputy First Minister, Government of Northern Ireland
Spencer Foundation
Richard Benjamin Trust and the British Academy (BA)/Leverhulme
United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Global Impact Acceleration Awards (GIAA)
Department for the Economy (DFE) GCRF
British Psychological Society (BPS) Social Psychology Section
Society for Research on Child Development Small Grant for Early Career Scholars
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: Child Development Perspectives
Volume: 14
Issue: 3
Start page: 127
End page: 134
Copyright (published version): 2020 the Author
Keywords: Prosocial behaviorIntergroup conflictChildrenAdolescentsYouthDevelopment Building ModelHelpingCivic engagementSocial ecologySocial cohesion
DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12377
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
ISSN: 1750-8592
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