Social facilitation, Latan, Ringelmann effect, social loafing, group decisions
Q: Using the studies of social facilitation make recommendations regarding how best to structure both simple and complicated tasks
Q: Describe the methods used and results obtained by Latan and his colleagues in their study of groups, pseudogroups, and social loafing
Q: You are the manager of a large group of people performing an additive task What steps would you take to minimize the Ringelmann effect in general and social loafing in particular?
Q: Identify and describe the advantages to making decisions in groups Which types of tasks are better suited for group decisions and which are not? Why?
Q: Using Coch and French’s 1948 study, make some general suggestions for implementing changes in work procedures to improve a group’s work ethic and performance
Q: What should a group’s leader do to minimize the possibility of groupthink developing in a highly cohesive group? Why?
Q: A group is making a decision based on a variety of different pieces of information, which are widely held by different members What steps should be taken to avoid the shared information bias?