Evaluation Of A Social Facilitation Theory Based On A Specific Level Of Task

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The authors conducted an experiment to test a social facilitation theory based on a single attribution on a certain level of task. The present study tested effect of distraction based on using two-line comparison of performance. We built two groups which were (a) control groups who do memory test alone and (b) experimental groups who do test with a confederate. We give another replaced purpose when we requested consent from participants for confirming the validity for experiment. The study found no significant effect on memory task under distraction. Furthermore, the presence of others does not appear necessary on simple task. The following discussion will give the explanation of unexpected results.hirty University of British Columbia undergraduates volunteered to participate in exchange for completing their research project in various psychology classes. Sixteen participants served in experimental group (with confederate), and 14 served as controls in one of two conditions. Materials We give the paper 1 with 10 numbers with most two-digit numbers, some three-digit numbers and one four-digit number first. And paper 2 is mixed with a different series of numbers, those ten numbers given before were mixed with another ten numbers. The last paper 3 is a questionnaire about current emotions with 6-points scale. Procedure Each participant was scheduled for a time of 5 minutes before another participant arrived. For the first time, the participants were exchanged students from

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