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co-participants working individually on a noncompetitive activity

Social facilitation

the strengthening of dominant responses in the presence of others

Evaluation apprehension

concern for hw others are evaluating us

Social loafing

the tendency for people to exert less effort when they pool their efforts toward a common goal than when they are individually accountable

Free riders

people who benefit from the group but give little in return


loss of self-awareness and evaluation apprehension, occurs in group situations that foster responsiveness to group norms, good or bad

Group polarization

group-produced enhancement of member's preexisting tendencies, a strengthening of the members average tendency, not split within the group

Social comparison

evaluating one's opinions and abilities by comparing oneself with others

Pluralistic ignorance

a false impression of what most other people are thinking or feeling, or how they are responding


the mode of thinking that persons engage in when concurrence-seeking becomes so dominant in a cohesive in-group that tends to over ride the realistic appraisal of alternative courses of action


the process by which certain group members motivate and guide the group

Task leadership

leadership that organizes work, sets standards, and focuses on goals

Social leadership

leadership that builds teamwork, mediates conflict, and offers support

Transformational leadership

leadership that enabled by a leader's vision and inspirations, exerts significant influence

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