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Chapter 12

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 215
Professor
John Lydon
Semester
Winter

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Social Psychology Chapter 12 Summary - We have a psychological need to belong to a group - A group is a set of individuals with some relation that makes them interdependent to some significant degree - The degree to which a set of people constitutes a group varies along a continuum Initial Research - Presence of others was seen to facilitate performance when referring to bicycle races - Social facilitation research: initially meant enhanced performance in presence of others. Now embodies the positive and negative effect of having someone else present - While usually the presence of another facilitates performance it could also inhibit it Resolving the Contradictions Zajonc’s Theory - On simple, well-learned task the presence of other
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