What Is Social Facilitation? - Definition, Examples & Studies


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Social facilitation is the idea that you will likely do ______ on a simple task and ______ on a more complex task when other people are watching you.

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1. Motivation is high when performing a/an ______ task that others observe.

2. Motivation is lower for more ______ tasks because we fear making mistakes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining the curious effects of others watching you, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of what social facilitation studies have shown. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the characteristics of social facilitation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of social facilitation
  • Motivation that is lower for certain tasks due to the fear of making mistakes
  • Examples of social facilitation

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of social facilitation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social facilitation studies lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the effects of making mistakes and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about acting differently when being watched, review the corresponding lesson What is Social Facilitation Studies? - Definition, Examples & Studies. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what social facilitation is
  • Identify the importance of learning about social facilitation
  • Understand the relationship between complex and simple tasks to motivation
  • Describe what research has shown on social facilitation
  • Appreciate how social facilitation can be used to enhance performance