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Psychological characteristics of remedial teachers of different altruism levels

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The authors of this paper studied psychological characteristics of remedial teachers with different altruism levels. Altruism is a motive to render assistance to anyone not consciously related to one’s own selfish interests. Subjectively it manifests itself in sympathy, being oriented towards helping others. Altruism is opposed to selfishness, which is incompatible with disinterested concern for the welfare of others and willingness to sacrifice personal interests for them. The main driving force behind altruistic behaviour is a drive to improve the situation of others rather than expecting some reward. In psychology, altruism is considered as a system of personality value priorities in which interests of another person or social community are a central motive and a moral evaluation criterion.
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  • Faculty of Correctional Pedagogy and Psychology National University of Pedagogy 9, Pyrohov St., Kyiv Ukraine
  • Faculty of Correctional Pedagogy and Psychology National University of Pedagogy 9, Pyrohov St., Kyiv Ukraine
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