Module 34 - Module 34 SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN GROUPS GROUP...

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Module 34 SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN GROUPS GROUP PROCESSES Social facilitation The presence of others triggers “nervous energy,” thereby enhancing performance Robert Zajonc o Presence of others increases arousal o Arousal enhances the “dominant” response Social facilitation o The tendency for the presence of others to enhance performance on simple tasks and impair performance on complex tasks Social loafing Bibb Lantane o Coined the term social loafing The tendency for people to exert less effort in group tasks for which individual contributions are pooled Groupthink Irving Janis o Decision making groups in politics, business, education, and other settings often fall prey to groupthink A group decision make style by which group members convince themselves that they are correct Behavioral symptoms of groupthink are seen in three ways o Group tends to overestimate its own capacity o Group members become closed-minded, rationalizing their actions and stereotyping the targets of these actions o There is great pressure toward uniformity
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