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altruism (human)

 aswith animal altruism, this involves some cost to the altruist and some benefit to the recipient.Unlike animal altruism, there is often evidence of 'kindly intent' on the part of the altruist.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.