Altruism has been debated as both selfishly and selflessly motivated Though there are many possible illustrations of altruism in daily activities, a simple model to measure altruism is observing door-holding behaviors. This study observes the door-holding behavior patterns of undergraduate college students, assessing the sex differences and the possibility of an altruistic theme within the observed population. A general sex difference was found illustrating that males hold the door more often than females. Implications of the results are discussed
"Altruism in the Context of door-courtesy Behaviors among College Students,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal of Psychology: Vol. 1:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol1/iss1/6