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The Frequency of Altruistic Behavior Based on Extraversion in Noncognitive Skillsets




Williams, Mitchell

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There are many implications and consequences of nurturing or neglecting the development of non-cognitive and cognitive skillsets. Previous studies have shown that both skillsets are significantly correlated to the creation of a stable socioeconomic status. The following study does not dissect the importance of these skills but rather the externalities created by both, specifically the frequency of altruistic behavior. In this examination I will attempt to answer the following questions: Is the study of extraversion from other noncognitive skills economically prevalent? What causes a person to be more inherently altruistic than another? And, what could be done to promote altruistic behavior if there is a significant correlation between these skillsets and a higher frequency of altruism?