Altruistic Behavior: Definition & Examples


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Which is NOT an example of an ulterior motive that would disqualify an act from being considered altruistic?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true about Charles Darwin's survival of the fittest theory?

2. Charles Darwin's survival of the fittest theory states that:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet will display your knowledge of altruistic behavior. You can focus your studies on information about altruistic acts and an example of altruistic behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Examples of altruistic behavior
  • Information about the survival of the fittest theory
  • Information about an altruistic act
  • Ulterior motives that are not altruistic

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the survival of the fittest theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ulterior motives that are not altruistic

Additional Learning

To study more information about altruism, focus on the lesson titled Altruistic Behavior: Definition & Examples. The lesson looks at the following objectives:

  • Identify what altruisim is and what is considered altruistic behavior
  • Recall the relationship between altruism and the survival of the fittest theory
  • Review examples of altruistic behavior in humans and animals