What is the definition of “group”? Be able to give/recognize examples.
What are some ways that groups promote human survival? Think evolutionarily and in everyday life.
What are two ways that groups reduce our uncertainty in life?
How does belonging to a group enhance self-esteem? What is the “ingroup bias”? How does belonging to a group decrease mortality concerns?
What is a social dilemma? Be able to give/recognize examples.
Be able to explain the Prisoners’ Dilemma, the commons dilemma, and the public goods dilemma. Why are these dilemmas? What are modern-day examples of these dilemmas?
What are “free riders”?
What are the 3 different rules by which rewards can be allocated fairly among people? Be able to define and give/recognize examples of each of the 3.
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 conditions about a task reduce social loafing? (You should have eight variables that decrease social loafing.)
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.
Why does groupthink happen? You should have four risk factors.
What are steps that groups can take to make better decisions? You should have four ways to improve group decision making.