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2 + ppl who, for longer than a few moments, interacts with and influence one another and perceive one another as "us"
a grp of ppl working simultaneously and individually on a noncompetitive task
social facilitation
1. original meaning- tendency of ppl to perform simple/ well-learned tasks better when others are present. 2. current meaning-the strengthening of dominant responses owing to the presence of others
evaluation apprehension
concern for how others are evaluating us
social loafing
tendency for ppl to exert less effort when they pool their efforts toward a common goal than when they are individually accountable
free riders
ppl who benefit from the grp but give little in return
loss of self awareness and evaluation apprehension; occurs in grp situations that foster anonymity and draw attention away from the individual
group polarization
grp-produced enhancement of members preexisting tendencies; a strengthening of the members average tendency- not a split within the grp
social comparison
evaluating ones opinions/ abilities by comparing oneself to others
pluralistic ignorance
false impresssion of how other ppl are thinking, feeling, or responding
"the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive in-grp that it tends to override realistic appraisal or alternative courses of action"
process by which certain grp members motivate and guide the grp