GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Social Psychology-Group and Intergroup Processes Study Material (Page 11 of 11)

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the Theories of Social Facilitation: Drive Theory, Evaluation Apprehension Theory, Distraction Conflict Theory


The Theories of Social Facilitation

Socialization is a complex social phenomenon. Several theories have been developed regarding its interpretation. Among them, the following three principles are main: -

Drive Theory

  • This theory was formulated by Robert Jajonc in 1965. This theory was formulated with the goal that if an action is done in the presence of people, then performance will increase. But if the person does not know that work well then the presence of other people leads to loss of execution. That is, in the first situation, the phenomenon of social welfare and social loafing is happening somewhere. It has been termed as social…

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