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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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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.