Promoting prosociality and compassion in competitive environments

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The academic world advocates national and international collaboration, but, given the intense focus on publications, funding milestones, and peer appraisals, it also fosters fierce competition. This chapter explores what can happen when good people are exposed to bad contingencies that lead to hostility, conflict, bullying, and harassment. Strategies are described that may be useful to navigate these turbulent systems and ultimately lead to the promotion of overall well-being, collegiality, prosociality, and compassion in the team.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen in behavior science: observations on life inside and outside the academy
EditorsRuth Anne Rehfeld, Traci M. Cihon, Erin B. Rasmussen
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781003216773
ISBN (Print)9781032107318, 9781032107301
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2023


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