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Social Loafing

a group-produced reduction in individual output on tasks where contributions are pooled

Social Facilitation

a process whereby the presence of others enhances performance on easy tasks but impairs performance on difficult tasks

Deindividuation

the loss of a person's sense of individuality and the reduction of normal constraints against deviant behavior

Why does a person join a group?

-much of what we hope to produce and accomplish can be done only through collective action


-humans have innate need to belong to groups


-social brain hypothesis : primates' brains evolved bc of their unusually complex social worlds

Group polarization

the exaggeration of initial tendencies in the thinking of group members through group discussion