Assignment 2


Based on the "Empathy-induced altruistic motivation" article, answer the following questions.


1. Describe what Batson means by "empathic concern."





2. Describe one of the egoistic alternative explanations Batson mentions for why we would help others in need.





3. Does Batson believe empathic concern and the egoistic alternative you mentioned above are mutually exclusive in explaining helping behavior? Explain.