44 –Social Facilitation of Performance & The 1st Sports Psych Experiment

Why does the presence of others change the performance of an individual athlete? Why is this social facilitation effect sometimes good and sometimes bad? Does it matter whether the other people are observing, evaluating or performing the same action? Does being “observed” via activity monitoring technology facilitate performance?
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The Dynamogenic Factors in Pacemaking and Competition
Social Facilitation From Triplett to Electronic Performance Monitoring
Social “facilitation” as challenge and threat
Social facilitation in motor tasks: a review of research and theory
Social Facilitation of Running: An Unobtrusive Study

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Yerkes Dodson Law Figures

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