PSYC1101_Social_Psychology_II

PSYC1101_Social_Psychology_II - Social and Group Influence...

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Social and Group Influence 7/12/10 I. Groups and Behavior a. Social Facilitation -The presence of others enhances performance i. Zajonc’s Model of Social Facilitation 1. Three step model leading to enhanced or impaired performance ii. Evaluation apprehension 1. Concern about how we appear to others 2. Conttrell et al., 1968 a. Manipulated “dominant response” b. Participants identified target words either: i. Alone ii. In the presence of two attentive fellow students (evaluation apprehension) iii. In the presence of two blindfolded students (mere presence) c. Evaluation apprehension condition yielded more dominant responses b. Emergent properties of groups i. Behaviors that only surface when people are in groups ii. The behavior of a group is likely more than a sum of the contributions of individual members c. Social Loafing i. Working less hard in a groups than when alone ii. May be a result of diffusion of responsibility 1. Monitoring individual effort eliminates social loafing iii. Bystander Intervention Effect
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Leader during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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PSYC1101_Social_Psychology_II - Social and Group Influence...

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