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Group Processes II Group Processes o Group Influence on Individual Behavior Social Facilitation Social Loafing Group Performance o When do groups perform well? Additive Disjunctive Conjunctive Group Processes: Group Influences on Individual Behavior o Social Facilitation Triplett’s Classic Study When bicyclists race slower when racing against the clock, but not when against another When doing the task with someone else – makes you do it faster Faster when paired up but not against the clock Triplett discovered social facilitation o When we do a competitive task – we do it better when there is someone else next to us than when we do it alone Mere presence hypothesis We become aroused around members of our own species Cockroaches o Zajonc’s Question: How does the presence of other roaches influence escaping from a maze? It improved performance
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