The Need to Contribute During Adolescence

  title={The Need to Contribute During Adolescence},
  author={A. Fuligni},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={331 - 343}
  • A. Fuligni
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
  • As an intensely social species, humans demonstrate the propensity to contribute to other individuals and groups by providing support, resources, or helping to achieve a shared goal. Accumulating evidence suggests that contribution benefits the givers as well as the receivers. The need to contribute during adolescence, however, has been underappreciated compared with more individually focused psychological or social developmental needs. The need is particularly significant during the teenage… CONTINUE READING

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