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Welcome to PROSOCIAL Magazine!

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The word “prosocial” refers to the welfare of others and society as a whole. PROSOCIAL Magazine is designed to promote these values, but it is ...

Coming Soon to Your Hometown: Place-Based PROSOCIAL Workshops

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A workshop in Binghamton, New York provides a proof of concept For the last three years, PROSOCIAL’s development team has been holding workshops at the ...

Lin’s Legacy: A Conversation with Michael Cox

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PROSOCIAL is founded in large part on the work of Elinor Ostrom, a political scientist by training who won the Nobel Prize in economics in ...

Diagnosing a High-End Application of PROSOCIAL: A Conversation with Robert Styles

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PROSOCIAL combines two bodies of knowledge to improve the efficacy of groups. The first is the Core Design Principles (CDP) approach pioneered by Elinor Ostrom.  ...

PROSOCIAL Gives a Boost to Detroit’s Viola Liuzzo Park Project

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“We know what we want and what we need, and we will not stop until we get it” Artis Johnson It started with a story ...

The Design Principles Evolve “Naturally” in the Workplace and the Need for a Scientific Foundation

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In his PROSOCIAL Magazine article titled “The Design Principles Evolve Naturally”, Alan Honick describes how a group of stakeholders who couldn’t agree on anything came ...

Outstanding Evidence for PROSOCIAL in a Government Agency Setting

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As director of organizational leadership and performance at ANU Enterprise, the commercial arm of the Australian National University, the CEO of an Australian Federal Government ...

PROSOCIAL Helps Launch Community Radio

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In summer of 2015 I spent a week at a gathering on Cortes Island, in an archipelago known as the Discovery Islands off the British ...

The Design Principles Evolve Naturally

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The core design principles used by PROSOCIAL were originally derived by Elinor Ostrom for groups that attempt to manage Common-Pool Resources (CPR) such as forests, ...

Building Healthy, Flexible Relationships

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PROSOCIAL outlines a set of core design principles that help groups cooperate. But what are the core skills that each individual must develop to get ...

ACT and the Core Design Principles

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Elinor Ostrom won the Nobel Prize for her work in understanding the things people did to protect their common pooled resources: their forests, pastures, fisheries, ...

The Origins of PROSOCIAL

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A turning point in my life came when I decided to study prosociality in the real world. The very word “prosocial” is used mostly by ...