Assess the Concept of True Altruism
For this assignment, provide five examples of giving or altruistic behavior that were explored through the scholarly research.
In your paper, also describe each example where giving occurred (include details about the giver, the recipient, and any other relevant information to paint a clear picture of the scenario). For each example, critically analyze (with the information you have about the event) why (from a theoretical perspective) the giver helped in the situation using one of the theories which you read about this week to explain the giving behavior (i.e., empathy-altruism, mood protection, modeling, reciprocal altruism, social-exchange theory, etc.).
Be sure to support and fully explain why each example aligned with the theoretical approach that you selected.
Finally, conclude your paper with a brief paragraph supporting or not supporting the existence of true altruism based on your review of the examples you provided and the theories that best explain ones motivations for giving.