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Devayani Vyavaharkar, Student (University), India
🔥NEW Imagine that you are a newly appointed trainee at a firm, and your boss tells you to make a four-slide presentation, based on your area of research during your study (an 'easy task'). In this situation, according to the social facilitation theory, you are more likely to rehearse the key points well, meticulously paying attention to every detail if people are watching you. However, after the presentation, if attendees start asking questions that are not related to your area of expertise (a 'complex task'), you will be prone to stress, anxiety, and committing mistakes. What is Social Facilitation? Definition The term "Social Facilitation" was coined by Norman Triplett in 1898. Social facilitation can be defined as the tendency for individuals to perform differently when in the mere presence of others (either as audience or as co-actors). More specifically, individuals tend to perform better on easy or well-rehearsed tasks and worse on complex tasks or new ones. The presence of others (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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