Comm 240 pres outline

Comm 240 pres outline - Mark Sturley I Thesis The...

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I. Thesis: The effectiveness of teams can be excellent or poor. Through the study and understanding of social facilitation and social loafing, team leaders and members can work to create the most successful team possible II. Social Facilitation a. The tendency for people to perform better on simple tasks and worse on complex tasks while in the presence of others. b. History i. Norman Triplett’s original study in 1898 ii. Floyd Allports’s coining of the term “social facilitation” in 1924 c. Activation theory i. Zajonc ii. Word association experiments iii. Cock roach experiments d. Evaluation approach i. Henchy and Glass e. Attention theory i. Robert Barron f. Other research i. Rosenbloom, 2007 ii. Dindo, Whiten, and de Waal, 2009 III. Social Loafing a. A theory that states people exert less effort to achieve a goal when they work in a group than when they work alone b. Causes i. Diffusion of Responsibility ii. Dispensability of Effort iii. “Sucker” Effect iv. Matching effect
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course COMM 240 taught by Professor Pluard during the Spring '11 term at Truman State.

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