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Discuss possible reasons why the hero helped. Why did the hero assume responsibility for helping? What were the costs and benefits of helping for the hero?

 

Topic: heroic helping

Paper details:                         

The Carnegie Hero Fund was established to recognize persons who perform acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada and to provide financial assistance for those disabled and the dependents of those killed helping others. Established in 1904 by Andrew Carnegie the commission has recognized more than 8000 acts of heroism since its founding. In addition to a medal awardees receive $2500.

You are to write a 1-2 page paper on heroic helping. To complete the assignment follow these steps:

Visit the website: Carnegie Hero
Familiarize yourself with the website by visiting several links including:
Carnegie Medal Awardees (awarded current year)

the Audio or Video features

Choose a hero (excluding the current year!) from the search archives by using the “Search Awardees” feature

Drawing on course material from the textbook and learning activities write a 1-2 page paper that describes at least 2 social psychological factors that may have contributed to the heroic act of helping behavior.

Address the following in your paper:

Briefly describe the circumstances of the heroic act (no more than 1 paragraph).

Discuss possible reasons why the hero helped. Why did the hero assume responsibility for helping? What were the costs and benefits of helping for the hero?

Do you believe the hero’s behavior was altruistic?

Grading

Be as specific as possible and cite psychological research and theory when relevant.

Spelling and grammar count! Be sure to proofread your paper for clarity spelling and grammar.

Paper format

Type-written double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font and 1″ margins.
Put your name in the Header Section of paper
No more than 2 pages.
You will lose 10 points for not adhering to the guidelines.