Thoughts on prosocial behaviour and altruism?Watch
Often motivated/driven by public situations and other people (e.g. making higher donations if other people are watching), reciprocating favours, cooperation, forgiveness, conformity (arguably?).
Altruism or egotism though? I'd say there can probably be a bit of both, but it depends. I'd argue that altruism is often driven by empathy(?), xo wanting to help/comfort/etc to reduce other people's upset. But on the other hand, there is the argument that it's not necessrily altruistic if people are helping to ease their own distress at seeing somebody suffering (but I don't think there's so much support for this).
I think the satisfaction from helping others is a benefit to the self still, but I think behaviour can still be altruistic. I don't think altruism only includes material benefits, but I think that behaviour can be altruistic even if it does result in satisfaction to the individual;