Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences


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A professional football player who plays better when his games are nationally televised is exhibiting _____.

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1. A student in a classroom is exhibiting social loafing by _____.

2. According to Robert Zajonc's drive theory, a cross country runner might _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

People have the ability to influence the actions of others, especially when they are in a group. Test your understanding of this phenomenon by taking advantage of these great assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive materials have been created in order for you to review:

  • Professional football player playing better when game is nationally televised
  • Characteristics of groupthink
  • Traits of close-knit groups

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding how a close-knit group behaves
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the related lesson on group behavior
  • Critical thinking - ensure that you can evaluate the relationship between individual performance and the group influence

Additional Learning

You have the option to go over more details about group behavior thanks to the lesson called Group Behavior. With this lesson, you have the ability to:

  • Understand how group dynamics influence decision making and performance
  • Examine drive theory
  • Identify contributions made by Irving Janis