Psych M.D. - Altruism


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Term: Altruism
Definition (Myers): Unselfish regard for the welfare of others.
Definition (alternative): Altruism is an ethical doctrine that holds that individuals have a moral obligation to help, serve, or benefit others, if necessary at the sacrifice of self interest. Auguste Comte's version of altruism calls for living for the sake of others. One who holds to either of these ethics is known as an "altruist." (Link)
Contextual explanation: Altruism is the belief in selfless concern for the well-being of others. Altruism exist in animals behavior (Mother animals feed their baby animals). Many people, who volunteer in poor countries would be true altruistic people. Unfortunately, modern days, there are too many people, who are not altruistic. Also I am opposite of altruism. I always do something for my own beneficial, but rarely for others.
Related terms and concepts:
Bystander Intervention / Altruism, Passionate Love
Psych M.D. - Altruism - The Neuron Psych M.D. - Altruism - The Neuron
Related websites: Egoism or Altruism test, Altruism 'in-built' in humans, Investigate Altruism
Edited by: Won-Jin



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