Individual Assignment Pay it Forward
Perform an anonymous act of kindness. Examples include helping someone carry groceries, paying for a stranger’s coffee, donating time or money to a cause you believe in, and so forth.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary of your experience.
Address the following:
Compare the respective roles of altruism, personal and professional social responsibility, and codependency.
How does altruism apply to psychology or psychological principles?
How does altruism improve the human condition? Are there limits to altruism?
What are some personal and professional responsibilities related to altruism?
What is the future of psychology, specifically in relation to altruism, in contemporary society?