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Altruism refers to behaviour that is intended to be useful to others without any intention of personal gain or reward. Some psychologists argue that altruistic behaviour also involves some element of personal risk. For example, consciously disregarding your safety in order to help save someone who is trapped in a burning house. Altruism is through to be influenced by a number of factors. These factors can be divided into three main categories: • Why people help • When helping behaviour is more likely to occur • Who people are more likely to help This was an A grade assignment.
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