PSYC 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Hypnic Jerk, Slow-Wave Sleep, Sleep Spindle

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Social facilitation (to make something easier): improve performance on simple or well learned tasks in the presence of others. If the task is difficult, people will perform worse in the presence of others. When others observe us it increases arousal and this strengthen our most likely response. If our most likely response is on a difficult task it will increase the . Social loafing: people in a group exert less effort when pooling their efforts to attain a common goal then if they"re working alone. Deindividuation: often occurs when group participation makes people feel aroused and anonymous leading to a loss of self-restraint (inhibition is reduced) (ex. riots). Group polarization: the beliefs/attitude that we bring to a group grow strong as we discuss them with like minded people. Wave frequency: how many waves or cycles there are in a given time period.

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