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MISSION 1: Do something prosocial in order to be rewarded, avoid punishment, for reciprocation, etc... Write about your experience!
MISSION 2: You must complete both of these tasks. 1) Do something nice to someone you are friends/family with. 2) Do something nice for someone you don't know (for a bonus, have it be someone you don't even like!). Write about your experience! MISSION 3: Do something nice for someone you don't know, and then leave as quickly as possible to avoid recognition - hopefully before they get a chance to notice. How do you feel?
MISSION 4: Expose yourself to some need that makes you uncomfortable (ASPCA commercials, for example). What do you want to do? How do you feel? Explain.
MISSION 5: Try to do something truly selfless, with no regard for yourself (be safe, though!). Was this difficult to do? Why/why not? Explain.
MISSION 6: Use the scenarios I handed out to assess your level of prosocial moral reasoning. What do your results indicate about your level of prosocial moral reasoning? What does this mean (see Eisenberg et al. 1983 or the presentation from 3/19 for more information on levels of prosocial moral reasoning).