Origins of prosocial behaviour

IB Psychology: Origins of prosocial behaviour

Altruism is a rather puzzling behaviour. It does not appear to make much sense that an individual would risk his or her life for a stranger. There are biological arguments for the origins of altruism, but there are also arguments that altruism is a behaviour that results from emotional and cognitive processes. Psychologists argue that there are two types of altruism: biological altruism, which is based on evolutionary...

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