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Unformatted text preview: Being observed by others is psychologically arousing This can lead to social facilitation: enhanced performance on a well-established skill But can be detrimental in other contexts Acting as a group can reduce sense of personal responsibility This can lead to social loafing: decreased performance relative to working alone This can also lead to deindividuation: reduced inhibition when acting as a group Humans prefer to think in terms of people as focus of action Bias towards perceiving, thinking about, remembering people vs. non-personal phenomena Fundamental attribution error: observers underestimate impact of the situation and overestimate impact of personal characteristics The fundamental attribution error doesnt apply to the self Self-esteem may be our sense of acceptance by the group Cognitive dissonance:...
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course PGY 166214 taught by Professor Hudson during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Fall '10