Social Influence - Social Influence The effect of the...

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Social Influence The effect of the presence of other people on one’s behavior How does the presence of others affect task performance? 0. Some researchers found social facilitation -having people around makes you do better. o Others found social inhibition -having people around makes you perform worse. So which one is it? 1. Bob Zajonc (1965) (sounds like science) 1. presence of others increases arousal. 2. arousal leads to better performance on tasks we do well. -arousal undermines difficult tasks 2. Studies confirm this idea 0. pool playing study
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3. Social facilitation - the presence of other people increases the dominant response. 4. So, no social inhibition. Why does the presence of others lead to arousal? 1- evaluation apprehension - concerns for how others are evaluating us. 2- when others are around we must be more alert . 3- the presence of others is distracting . Does the presence of others always lead to evaluation apprehension? 5. Consider social support networks?
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