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Performance in Groups- February 25th 2013.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 253
Professor
Hilary B Bergsieker
Semester
Winter

Description
PSYCH253 February 25 2013Performance in Groups Social FacilitationTendency to do better in easy tasks than hard tasks when in front of an audience when individual performance can be evaluatedWhen in front of others it boosts physiological arousal This arousal enhances dominant responseo Simple taskperform well o Difficult task perform poorly Presence of othersArousalDominant ResponseEasyBetterDifficultWorse Real World Example Wedding in Right Size Church High Def Stanford Stadium Playing Pool Alone or With OthersIV Players skill level 12 abovebelow IV Context 12 observedunobservedDV Successful Shots Above average when unobserved did better than below averageWhen observed below average did worse and above average did better Real world learning in groups large groupsdaunting Others Presence Alternative IdeasDistraction Conflict theory o People are distracting distraction ca
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