Definition of prosocial in English:

prosocial

adjective

Psychology
  • Relating to or denoting behaviour which is positive, helpful, and intended to promote social acceptance and friendship.

    • ‘In addition, the physical setting can promote social interaction and prosocial behavior.’
    • ‘The study also shows that environmental factors such as warm and supportive parenting may play a role in promoting children's prosocial development.’
    • ‘Effective group learning, however, promotes prosocial behavior and positive group functioning.’
    • ‘Primary prevention of bullying involves elimination of risk factors and teaching children skills in order to promote more prosocial, interpersonal interactions.’
    • ‘They rely on social interactions to promote prosocial attitudes and values in their clients.’

Pronunciation:

prosocial

/prəʊˈsəʊʃ(ə)l/