Social Loafing & Social Facilitation: Definition and Effects of Groups


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The presence of others might improve your performance during which of the following situations?

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1. People in groups loaf less when

2. Groupthink occurs when group members want

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what can happen when we work in a group, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of social loafing and social facilitation. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding an example of when the presence of others might boost our performance as well as knowing when people in groups loaf less.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • When others improve our performance
  • People in groups loafing less
  • Groupthink occuring
  • A task being difficult when others are present
  • Explanation of social loafing

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding when groupthink occurs and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related group dynamics lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when a task is difficult and others are present

Additional Learning

To learn more about the positive and negative ways we can be influenced, review the corresponding lesson Social Loafing & Social Facilitation: Definition and Effects of Groups. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe what a social group is
  • Identify the main ways we can be influenced in a group
  • Understand why a team would start to suffer from groupthink
  • Explain why someone would start to loaf around in a group
  • Appreciate how task difficulty relates to our performance around others