Chapter 8 study questions
What is the definition of “group”? Be able to give/recognize examples.
What is the definition of the “social facilitation effect”? Know the current meaning.
What are three potential causes the social facilitation effect? Be able to provide research examples to support each explanation.
How can you use the social facilitation effect to your advantage?
What is the definition of “social loafing”? Be able to provide/recognize examples of this phenomenon.
What are “free riders”?
What conditions about a task reduce social loafing? (You should have eight variables that decrease social loafing.)
What are the cross-cultural findings on social loafing, of individualistic cultures compared to collectivist cultures?
What is the definition of deindividuation? Be able to provide/recognize examples.
What are four factors that increase the likelihood (or decrease) of deindividuation? Know these factors and be able to provide/recognize examples of each.
Define group polarization. Be able to provide/recognize examples of group polarization.
Provide examples for how group polarization occurs in everyday life (not just the lab).
What are two explanations for group polarization?
What is the definition of groupthink? Be able to give/recognize examples of groupthink.
What are the 8 symptoms/factors that influence whether groupthink will occur? Be able to provide/recognize an example of each.
What are steps that groups can take to reduce groupthink?