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Social Loafing

  • By: James A. Shepperd & Darya Melnyk
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Many notable accomplishments in human history, from erecting the pyramids of Egypt to placing a man on the moon, required that people work as a group, combining their efforts toward a common goal. Yet a common feature of groups is social ...