Individual Assignment: Pay it Forward
Perform an anonymous act of kindness. Examples include helping someone carry groceries, paying for a stranger’s coffee, donating time or money to a cause you believe in, and so forth.
Write a 350- to 700-word summary of your experience.
Address the following:
o Compare the respective roles of altruism, personal and professional social responsibility, and codependency.
o How does altruism apply to psychology or psychological principles?
o How does altruism improve the human condition? Are there limits to altruism?
o What are some personal and professional responsibilities related to altruism?
o What is the future of psychology, specifically in relation to altruism, in contemporary society?
This paper really just needs to be used as a guide since it is a personal experience. The latter part of the paper is a good guide for answering the above questions. Received 9.5 out of 10 points. I have included the instructor graded version to see exactly what the instructor was looking for and why I missed the .5 points. The paper is below the graded section.