Full course description
Recognizing others’ needs includes empathy, prosocial behaviour, and altruism. Empathy refers to the ability to cognitively and emotionally perceive and relate to someone's emotional state. Prosocial behaviour is the voluntary intent to benefit others and society as a whole. Altruism can be considered a subtype of prosocial behaviour, which is the absence of the hope for reward after acting. The ability to recognize others’ needs reflects moral action and can include generous giving of resources, helpful acts, volunteering, and behaviours that reduce stereotypes.