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Unformatted text preview: competition compared to when alone Thought to be a universal truth and no one did research for awhile o Zajonc: people did better with tasks that they were well versed in, but people had trouble when being watched if the tasks were novel Cockroach study: Cockroach placed in tube with a bright light at one end, to escape light, cockroach had to run down the tube into a darkened box Presence/absence of other cockroaches Easy of difficult maze DV: speed of escape With easy course, did better with other cockroaches than alone By themselves in difficult maze took less time, with other cockroaches around took more time Presence of others increases arousal Arousal enhances whatever response is dominant Simple task: correct response is dominant Complex task: incorrect response dominant...
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- Fall '10
- Social Psychology