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Social Facilitation Theories

Informing your post with scholarly sources, define and discuss social facilitation. Apply social facilitation theory to an aspect of society or social psychology.

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(a) Define and discuss social facilitation.

The Theory of Social Facilitation refers to performing in the presence of others, or behaviors in a crowd (Zajonc. 1965). Zajonc examined the effects of performance of the presence of other persons, and found that when others were present, the performance was enhanced. Studies show that social facilitation is usually referred to as the performance enhancement on a simple, or well-learned task, or a complex new task (Sung & Catramibone, 2007). They explain that humans behave differently and process information differently when there is someone is near.

(b) Apply social facilitation theory to an aspect of society or social psychology.

Social Psychology is the scientific study of behaviors focused on understanding individual thoughts ...

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This solution relates the social facilitation Theory to Social Psychology, and applies it to a broader society

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