Social Facilitation

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Social Facilitation
"The influence of the presence of others on a performance"
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This could have a positive effect called....
Social Facilitation
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It could also have a negative effect called....
Social Inhibition
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Types of Others:
1. Audience 2. Co-Actors 3. Competitive Co-Actors 4. Social Reinforcers
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Audience
Those watching as spectators: may be at home, live at the event, radio or web.
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Co-Actors
Those performing the same task but not in direct competition
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Competitive Co-Actors
Those in direct competition with the performer
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Social Reinforceres
Those interacting with the performer providing feedback
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What relation does evaluation apprehension have to do with Social Facilitation?
Cottrell disagreed that the mere presence of others raised arousal levels. He suggested arousal only increases when the "others" are evaluating the performer.
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What factors affect social facilitation?
- Personality - Hostile audience - Crowd size/proximity - Anxiety levels
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