14 terms

Social Psychology Chapter 8

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