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Keri Suggs Group 14 Chapter12Studyfocus 1. Define altruism. Altruism is a motive to increase another’s welfare without conscious regard for one’s self-interests. It is the exact opposite of selfishness, the idea that one will be willing to out another’s needs first without concern to their personal self- interest. The idea is best represented in the parable from Jesus, the Good Samaritan. 2. Explain the concept of social-exchange theory. Social-exchange theory is the theory that human interactions are transactions that aim to maximize one’s rewards and minimize one’s costs. This theory suggest that we consciously allow the monitoring of cost and rewards predict our behavior. 3. Explain what internal rewards are and name a few. Internal rewards are internal factors that we seek to reduce when near someone suffering. For example, if near someone in distress, we tend to feel distressed. We then intern tend to want to over aid to the individual in order to lesson our
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYC 321 taught by Professor Martinvanslyck during the Fall '04 term at VCU.

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