Egoism & Altruism


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Which of the following best describes egoism?

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1. A person who behaves in a way that appears to benefit others but is actually motivated by their own needs is engaging in which of the following?

2. An altruistic act is described as working in the best interest of others, without regard for what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these interactive resources to see how much you know about understanding egoism and altruism. You'll be tested on these concepts and what they mean.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will help you to:

  • Define an altruistic act
  • Understand behaviors that embolden society while guiding others
  • Recognize what psychologists believe about behaviors that strengthen society

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on understanding egoism and altruism
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of altruistic acts and how they are connected to the best interest of others
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding behaviors that strengthen society through social bonds and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To find out more about this subject, review the lesson called Egoism & Altruism. The lesson will teach you the following study points:

  • Define ethical egoism
  • Identify why egoism might be necessary for an individual
  • Understand disadvantages of altruism