Psychology 280

Psychology 280 - Psychology 280 22/01/2008 13:26:00 The...

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Psychology 280 22/01/2008 13:26:00 The beginning of social psychology: Norman Triplet (1897), Indiana University- psychologist found that the  fastest time that a cyclist received, was when one person was competing  against another  presence of others…liberates extra energy o He conducted first psychological experiment, fishing line; main theme:  presence of others…most kids reel in more line when there is  competition and presence of others o 50% faster with co-actor Social Faciliatation  also found:  o with an audience, not just a competitor or “coactors” o with mental, not just motor tasks: (Allport, 1925) o Presence of others facilitaties performance o In other species Rats, dogs, pidgeons and armadillos eat more alongside others o Digging Ants: amount of dirt excavated  Day 1 (alone)     : 232 Day 2 (two ants):  765 Day 3 (three ants)  728 
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2008 for the course COMM 2760 taught by Professor Mcleod,p. during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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