All Sistema-inspired programs place the development of pro-social behavior as a high goal for their students. But we don’t know much about how those positive behaviors grow over time, as we nurture them in ensemble music. A new research study reported in the Journal of Research on Adolescence investigates the ways pro-social behaviors grow from adolescence into young adulthood. Findings suggest that such behavior toward strangers increases across early to mid-adolescence and then ﬂattens out during the transition to adulthood; it increases steadily toward friends; and stays about the same with family. You can read this research study here.
Date Published: 14 June 2018