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An Experiment
to Investigate the Effect of Social Facilitation When Performing a Task


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aim of this study was to investigate the effect of social facilitation when
performing a task based on the study conducted by Triplett (1898) The IV of
this investigation was: the two conditions: A and B. Performing the experiment
individually or in the presence of others. The DV was the amount of time it
took for the participants to step up and down 50 times in both conditions A and
B. It was a repeated measures design. The sampling method was opportunity
sampling. There were 2 conditions. The first group performed condition A first,
whereas the second group performed condition A right after. At last they all
performed condition B. Condition A consisted of individuals stepping up and
down the flight of stairs alone, and condition B consisted of the individuals
stepping up and down in the presence of another participant. The results were
significant at p