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junior-high students. I had to volunteer every Wednesday for the entire Fall semester of 2012.
Though the cost may have appeared high (investing a lot of time volunteering), I definitely
maximized my benefits while working at the Homework House. Though I enjoyed my time
working with the children, my initial intentions of working with the nonprofit were to receive
Ministry and Service Credit to graduate.
However, there have been moments where I was motivated by purely altruistic reasons.
The book describes people who are selfless and caring in nature to have a altruistic personality,
which is the “qualities that cause an individual to help others in a wide variety of situations”
(Aronson, et al, 308). There have been moments where I have come across someone who is
hungry and asking me for food or money, and I accommodated to their needs. One specific time
in Pasadena, while I was eating lunch with friends, a homeless man walked up to me and asked
for food. The cost of helping was high: I would have to spend money and I would have to spend
time away from...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2014 for the course PSYC 295 taught by Professor Priscilladiaz during the Fall '13 term at Azusa Pacific.
- Fall '13
- Social Psychology