Chp 8 notes
Last Modified: 2011-06-27
Related Textbooks:Social Psychology
- heightened arousal is caused by a conflict between two tendencies
- when one is working on a task, the presence of others of presence of novel stimuli is distracting
- presence of another produces arousal.
- presence of others enhances the speed with which people perform simple tasks but inhibits task efficiency in more complex activities
- social facilitation
- distraction produces a conflict between paying attention to task or stimuli
- conflict causes arousal to increase
- then leads to social facilitation effects(inhibited or enhanced performance)
- organisms which prepare to respond to another's presence are more likely to survive and reproduce
- blindfolded study
- the enhancement of dominant responses due to the presence of others
- participants worked on a task alone, win presence of another person, or in presence of another person who is blindfolded
- there was no sign of evaluation apprehension when alone or when blindfolded person present
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