PSYB10 Exam Study Notes (Fall 2012)

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB10H3
Professor
Elizabeth Page- Gould
Semester
Fall

Description
 Arousal  The presence of others causes arousal  There is more than one reason that the presence of other people is arousing o Cause us to become alert  People are not predictable and causes mild arousal o Make us apprehensive about how we are being evaluated  Evaluation apprehension causes mild arousal o Distract us from the task at hand  Trying to pay attention to two things at once produces arousal  Relaxation  Being with other people means we can merge into a group  Becoming less noticeable than when we are alone  Task Complexity  A task can be simple or complex Enhanced performance on Evaluation simple tasks apprehension Arousal (social facilitation) Impaired performance on complex tasks Presence of others Impaired performance on No evaluation simple tasks apprehension Relaxation (social loafing) Enhanged performance on complex tasks
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