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Currently, Year 12 Psychology students are learning about the topic of Interpersonal Processes and Prosocial Behaviours. One element of prosocial behaviours is altruism, which is acting selflessly regardless of personal risk or cost.
Last week, we had an exciting visit from Father Jack Ho who participated in an exhilarating debate on the topic “Altruistic People are Happier”. I had the privilege of arguing against the claim alongside Father Jack and presenting a strong case against tough opposition. Through this experience, we gained an insight into a priest’s perspective on altruism which helped us deepen our understanding of the topic and prepare us for our IA3 Research Investigation. We are so thankful for Father Jack’s visit, and we hope he joins the class again soon. Slade ShinnersYear 12 Psychology