Altruism | Psychology homework help

Define the term, Altruism.

  • Answer the following questions. 
  1. Think of a time when you helped someone. Explain what occurred in that situation. 
  2. Was your “good deed” (helping out the other person) truly a good deed? Were you in fact acting altruistically, meaning that you got nothing in return for helping out? 
  3. Can you think of hearing about a situation through the media where someone helped someone out and it was or was not altruistic in nature? What was the situation?