Altruism

IB Psychology: Altruism

These teaching notes are for the learning objective: Contrast two theories explaining altruism in humans. First, we need to define some terms. Altruism is defined as helping behaviour in which there may be no reward or even a cost to the individual. There are two types of arguments for explaining altruism - biological and psychological. Biological arguments focus on biological determinants which make us more or less...


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