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Panas Krystyna Teresa (Wyższa Szkoła Menedżerska w Warszawie)
The psychology of volunteering
Społeczeństwo i Edukacja. Międzynarodowe Studia Humanistyczne, 2012, nr 1, s. 427-441, bibliogr. 5 poz.
Society and Eucation. International Humanist Studies
Wolontariat, Komunikowanie interpersonalne
Volunteering, Interpersonal communication
Volunteering (from Latin voluntarius) refers to conscious, willing acceptance of a job that one is not paid for. Volunteers do not get money for their work, but it does not mean they work for free. Their gratification is feeling good, needed, serving their altruistic needs, boosting their selfesteem. If one expects or demands thanks for the work done, at the same time behaving in a pitying or patronizing way, it contradicts the idea of volunteering. Conscious volunteering thus implies substantial selfawareness, acknowledging one's positive sides as well as limitations. The interpretation of interpersonal relationships presented here, relying on the conceptions of F. Schulz von Thun (2001) and E. Berne (1961, 2012), will give a volunteer a chance to look into himself and his contribution to interpersonal relations. (fragment of text)
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  1. Berne, E. 1961. Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy, A Condor Book Souvenir Press (Educational and Academic), LTD, London.
  2. Berne, E. 1964. Games People Play. Psychology of Interpersonal Relations. Grove Press, New York
  3. Gilbert, M.C., Evans, K. 2001. Psychotherapy Supervision, Open University Press.
  4. Kubacka-Jasiecka, D. 2010. Interwencja kryzysowa, Wyd. Akademickie i Profesjonalne, Warszawa.
  5. Schulz von Thun, F. 2001. Sztuka rozmawiania (The Art of Conversation), Wydawnictwo WAM, Kraków.
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