Tis the season for generosity. But how important is it to you to help others? To find out—and get tips for becoming more altruistic—take this quiz, which is based on a scale developed by psychologist Gary S. Nickell of Moorhead State University.
Please answer the below questions as honestly as possible; there are no right or wrong answers. For the first 20 questions, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement.
The last five questions are about you, and they'll be used by our research team to better understand how altruism relates to factors like age and gender.
When you're done, you'll get your score, learn more about the benefits of altruism, and find resources for boosting your habits of helping.
Any responses submitted here will never be shared with any organization outside the Greater Good Science Center under any circumstances, ever. All responses are anonymized and only used in aggregate for research purposes.
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Source: Adapted from the “Helping Attitude Scale,” developed by Gary S. Nickell, a professor of psychology at Moorhead State University.