PSY220H5 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Social Loafing, Fishing Reel, Deindividuation

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15 Nov 2012
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Group: at least two people who interact with and influence one another and perceive one another as us in contrast to. Co-actors: group of people working simultaneously and individually on a task that is non-competitive mere presence . Original meaning: the tendency of people to perform tasks that are simple or well-learned better when in the presence of others. Current meaning: the strengthening of dominant responses owning to the presence of others. Ex: children who were told to wind string on a fishing reel as fast as possible would reel even faster in the presence of others performing the same task. However presence of others can sometimes hinder performances such as completing a maze. Zajonc proposed that arousal enhances whatever response tends to be dominant. Presence of others arousal strengthens dominant responses enhance easy behaviour. Increases performance on easy tasks where a correct response is most likely dominant.

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