× Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask a question
  
  
Top Posters
Since Sunday
25
10
9
6
w
3
M
3
C
2
l
2
2
s
2
2
2
New Topic  
jjj123456 jjj123456
wrote...
Posts: 636
Rep: 0 0
3 years ago
According to Robert Zajonc's (1969, 1980) social facilitation theory, would you play pool better alone, or when others are observing you? Explain your answer.
 
  What will be an ideal response?
Read 36 times
2 Replies
Replies
Answer verified by a subject expert
ktdafinektdafine
wrote...
Top Poster
Posts: 714
Rep: 5 0
3 years ago
Sign in or Sign up in seconds to unlock everything for free
Answer: It all depends on how good a pool player you are or on how difficult the shot is. Social facilitation theory posits that the presence of other members of our species causes vigilance and arousal, and that the arousal in turn facilitates good performance on easy or well-learned tasks, but impedes performance on difficult or not-so-well-learned tasks. If you are a good pool player, you would probably play better when others are observing you; if you are a poor pool player, the arousal caused by others' presence would probably cause you to play worse than if you played alone.
1

Related Topics

wrote...
A month ago
Thanks!
New Topic      
Explore
Post your homework questions and get free online help from our incredible volunteers
  152 People Browsing
 717 Signed Up Today
Your Opinion
Do you believe in global warming?
Votes: 308

Related Images
 604
 244
 237