Chapter Outline

The Nature and Purpose of Group Living

Social Facilitation

  • Initial Research
  • Resolving the Contradictions
  • Mere Presence or Evaluation Apprehension?
  • Further Perspectives on Social Facilitation
  • Practical Applications

Group Decision Making

  • Groupthink
  • Group Decisions: Risky or Conservative?
  • Group Polarization
  • Polarization in Modern Life

Leadership and Power

  • Who Becomes a Leader?
  • What Is Power?
  • How Does Power Influence Behavior?

Deindividuation and the Psychology of Mobs

  • Deindividuation and the Group Mind
  • A Model of Deindividuation
  • Testing the Model
  • Self-Awareness and Individuation