Media Resources as a Sphere of Prosocial Interaction of Young People in the Digital Environment

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Abstract

Broad access to digital and social networks is changing the nature of interpersonal relationships among young people. Opportunities to help people around us are rapidly developing both in offline and online contexts. The article considers the question of how media resources can influence the prosocial interactions of children and young people in prosocial activity. It is revealed that prosocial media content (news videos, social commercials, etc.) influence prosocial thinking, prosocial intentions and actualize positive emotional reactions. Popular games in the media environment, equipped with a prosocial context, attract the attention of children and young people to social and environmental problems, promote the development of empathy, altruism, civic consciousness, etc. in game interaction.

General Information

Keywords: media resources; prosocial behavior; youth; education; mutual assistance, prosocial games

Publication rubric: Internet and Risks of Communication in the Digital Environment

Article type: scientific article

Funding. The reported study was funded by RFBR and EISR, project number № 21–011–33053

For citation: Shmeleva E.A., Kislyakov P.A., Lantsova S.V., Meyerson I.S. Media Resources as a Sphere of Prosocial Interaction of Young People in the Digital Environment. Digital Humanities and Technology in Education (DHTE 2021): Collection of Articles of the II All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference with International Participation. November 11-12, 2021 / V.V. Rubtsov, M.G. Sorokova, N.P. Radchikova (Eds). Moscow: Publishing house MSUPE, 2021., pp. 546–556.

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Information About the Authors

Elena A. Shmeleva, Doctor of Psychology, associate professor, Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Pedagogy, Ivanovo State University, Professor, Department of Physical Culture and Healthy lifestyle, Russian State Social University, Ivanovo, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4698-5226, e-mail: noc_shmeleva@mail.ru

Pavel A. Kislyakov, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Psychology, Conflictology & Behavioristics, Russian State Social University (FSBEI HE RGSU), Chief Researcher, Research Institute of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1238-9183, e-mail: pack.81@mail.ru

Svetlana V. Lantsova, postgraduate student, Ivanovo State University, Ivanovo, Russia, e-mail: cveto4ek0101@gmail.com

Isaac-Leib S. Meyerson, Postgraduate student, Ivanovo State University, Shuya, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4342-5829, e-mail: isaacmeyerson@ya.ru

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