SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, Fifth Edition 
Bordens/Horowitz

Video Labs: Chapter #8-Group Processes

Social Facilitation

 

This video covers the basics of social facilitation. Social facilitation occurs when an individual's performance on a task improves when the task is performed in the presence of others versus doing the same task alone. As indicated in the video and in class materials, social facilitation does not always occur. It is most likely to occur on a simple, well-learned task. On more complex, less familiar, tasks the presence of others can inhibit performance. The video provides some examples and demonstrations of social facilitation. Run Time: 5:14