EGOISTIC HELPING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A type of helping behaviour where the goal of the helper is to increase positive feelings or to recieve some sort of benefit. See altruistic behaviour. EGOISTIC HELPING: "In egoistic helping we are looking for apoditive feelings." Related Psychology Terms EMPATHY-ALTRUISM HELPING GOAL RESPONSE GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR APPETITIVE STIMULUS DYNAMIC EFFECT LAW EMULATION SELF-AFFIRMATION SUPPORTIVE-EXPRESSIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY LYMPHOCYTES MINOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EGOISTIC HELPING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/egoistic-helping/ (accessed October 17, 2021).