Prosocial Development Among Mexican American Youth

George P. Knight, Gustavo Carlo

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Scholars have documented the need for understanding the positive developmental pathways of ethnic minority youth. Research on prosocial behaviors-actions intended to benefit others-is one area of developmental psychology that has begun to address this gap. This article presents a brief review of theories and research on the prosocial development of Mexican American youth. In addition, it describes some of the most significant limitations of the existing empirical research and provides suggestions for the direction of future research. Child Development Perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-263
Number of pages6
JournalChild Development Perspectives
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2012


  • Cultural socialization
  • Mexican American culture
  • Prosocial development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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