Social facilitation is the phenomenon in which people’s performance on a task is improved when they are in the presence of others, compared to when they are alone. This means that people may be able to perform a task more quickly, accurately, or efficiently when they are with others, even if the others are not directly involved in the task. Social facilitation can occur in a variety of settings, including sports, music, and academic performance.
Social facilitation is thought to be caused by a combination of factors, including the presence of others as an audience, the influence of others on our behavior, and the arousal or excitement that can come from performing in front of others. To take advantage of social facilitation, it is important to create a positive and supportive social environment, and to encourage others to be present and involved in our tasks and activities.