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Issue Analysis 17, "Does True Altruism Exist?" located in Taking Sides.3 ed

I need help summarizeing both arguments discussed in Issue 17 and
Evaluate each argument based on the article and some life experiences.
Determine with which concept you agree with and provide the rationale for your determination In reading the articles I agreed with the "Yes" because there are many people who really have good hearts and really dvote their time to helping others.
in 600 words and use 2 peer revied articles APA style citing and referencing

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Social Psychology has always been a carrier for the debate concerning altruistic behaviour and personality in individuals. This debate centers on the question regarding the motivation for helping others. The growth and scandals in the world of philanthropy; people donating time and money as tax write-off's and similar issues have only fuelled the debate. As such, whenever the term "altruism" arises; many believe people must have an ulterior motive somewhere at some point; that nothing is ever free. As such the idea faces much critique and scrutiny usually. However, I believe altruism for the sole purposes of wanting to help, because it is the moral thing to do and out of the "goodness of their heart" exist. While some of the research refutes this stance; much of the research supports the fact that true altruism; where individuals are acting only with the goal of benefiting others, and as a part of their nature to be kind; do so and simply just for such reasons.

Proponents (Arguments for believing true altruism exists)

Like many, Batson (1981) and colleagues posit that in fact some people do help for purely altruistic purposes; because they are altruistic in nature; and empathetic. Batson and colleagues posit that empathy is the key factor responsible for altruism and that the main goals for altruistic behaviour are to increase the giver's welfare. Additionally, Batson has concluded that giving of oneself selflessly is derived from the empathy and at times pity that we feel for others. In his research study, participants were told ...

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Criteria Elements
1. Problem Identification Topic/Problem:
___Clear statement of topic
___Key problem(s) identified
___Sustained throughout paper

2. Argument Development Argument:
___Collection/presentation of research
___ Analysis of research to support the topic
___ Detailed and thoroughly developed

3. Supporting Evidence Supporting evidence:
___Good detail/specificity throughout the paper,
___Directly related to problem/topic
___From a credible source

4. Conclusions Conclusions/Recommendations:
___Address key problems identified
___Follow logic of supporting evidence

5. Consistency with Codes or Universal Ethical Principles Student Code of Conduct/Universal Ethical Principles:
___States code/principle used
___Code/principle consistently applied in analysis
___Recommendation(s) consistent with code/principle used

6. Logical Organization

___Clear Introduction
___Smooth transitions & flow
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__3 errors per page average
__2 errors per page average
__1 error (or less) per page average

8. Writing Writing:
___Appropriate business language.
___Sources are properly cited.
___Appropriate style (formal/informal) and tone (negative/positive)

9. Visual Appearance Appearance:
___Appropriate formatting for tables, graphs, and figures.
___Title page if appropriate.
___Followed directions

10. Disciplinary
Disciplinary Characteristics
___Word choice appropriate to the discipline.
___Vocabulary shows business understanding.
___No slang.

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