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Social Facilitation


Definition: Social Facilitation is 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 can either be real, implied, or even imagined. There are two types of social facilitation:
- Audience effect
- Co-action effects
The term "Social Facilitation" was coined by Norman Triplett in 1898.


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