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Social Facilitation

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Part of European Monographs in Social Psychology

  • Date Published: September 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521119795

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  • The presence of one person affects the behavior of another: this is known as social facilitation. It is one of the oldest topics in social psychology, first studied in 1898, yet Bernard Guerin's is the first book-length study of the phenomenon. Dr. Guerin reviews all work in the area from 1898 onward, looking at both human and animal research, and develops his own theory, based on modern theory analysis. Through his study of social facilitation, he also reviews the state of social psychology today: its strengths, its weaknesses, and its future.

    • First book written on social facilitation, the study of how the presence of one person affects another person
    • Thorough review of the hundreds of human and animal studies of social facilitation
    • Guerin also examines the progress and future of social psychology more generally through the topic of social facilitation
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...contains a lot of useful history and summarized information about effects of social facilitation, including reviews of the major theories of social facilitation (drive, social conformity, cognitive process) and a bibliography of over 700 references spanning work since 1898....of interest to social, cognitive, and clinical psychologists." Psychological Report

    "...this second edition offers a wealth of fresh research and new case examples as well as seven completely new chapters..." Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521119795
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. The History and Development of Social Facilitation Research:
    2. The early history of social facilitation
    3. The drive model of Zajonc (1965)
    Part II. Theories of Social Facilitation:
    4. Drive theories of social facilitation
    5. Social conformity theories
    6. Cognitive process theories
    Part III. Experimental Studies of Social Facilitation:
    7. Social facilitation effects in animals
    8. Social facilitation effects in humans
    Part IV. The Place of Social Facilitation in Social Psychology:
    9. Integrating the theories of social facilitation
    10. Related areas of psychology
    11. Conclusions and future social facilitation research

  • Authors

    Bernard Guerin, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    John Innes

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