These essays are to be posted on the essay threads in the main forum, similarly to discussion questions. Your writing quality should be comparable to your written assignments. APA format is not required. Each essay should be 250 words or less. Initial posts, as well as responses to posts all count toward substantive participation.
Essay 1: Prior to your essay, perform an anonymous act of kindness. Examples include helping someone carry groceries, paying for a strangers coffee, donating time or money to a cause you believe in, and so forth. Describe what you did and what your experience was.
Essay 2: Compare the respective roles of altruism, personal and professional social responsibility, and codependency. Also, discuss how altruism applies to psychology or psychological principles?
Essay 3: How does altruism improve the human condition? Are there limits to altruism? What are some personal and professional responsibilities related to altruism? What is the future of psychology, specifically in relation to altruism?