Robert Zajonc & Social Facilitation


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Which of the following statements is true about the relationship between complex tasks and an audience, according to Zajonc?

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1. Which of the following explains the relationship between an audience and a person's performance of simple and familiar tasks, according to Zajonc?

2. You are performing a familiar piano concerto and when you do it in front of an audience, you become excited and you begin to play better than before, when you were practicing alone. According to Zajonc, which of the following principles explains this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz are tools that can assess your knowledge of Robert Zajonc and the concept of social facilitation. You will be quizzed on this man's theories and hypotheses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these materials to test your knowledge of:

  • Relationship between complex tasks and an audience
  • Principle regarding the effect of playing better in front of a crowd
  • Performing a little better when people are watching
  • Theory that explains why a person's performance in front of an audience differs depending on whether s/he's doing a complex or simple task

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the theory that explains how an audience affects the performance of simple vs. complex tasks
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on social facilitation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding Zajonc's theories and hypotheses

Additional Learning

Keep learning about these theories using the lesson titled Robert Zajonc & Social Facilitation. The lesson helps you cover these other topics:

  • Zajonc's childhood
  • Meaning of social facilitation
  • Zajonc's cockroach experiment