Psych M.D. - Social facilitation


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Term: social facilitation
Definition (Myers): improved performance of tasks in the presence of others.
Definition (alternative): When we are have tasks which we find relatively easy, we find the presence of other people a positive stimulus such that we perform even better. http://changingminds.org/explanations/theories/social_facilitation.htm
Contextual explanation: Social facilitation explains why one might perform better in home games. The presence of the crowd is a positive stimulus that enables teams to perform better than away games. This is called a home game advantage.
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Related terms and concepts: social loafing

Related websites:
http://www.scienceaid.co.uk/psychology/social/facilitaion.html
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O87-drivetheoryofsocialfclttn.html
Edited by: Max



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