Social Loafing or Ringelmann Effect


Social loafing is the tendency for people to exert less effort when being part of a group working on a common task. The term was coined by American psychologist Bibb Latane, and was first investigated by the French engineer Max Ringelmann, who observed the phenomenon in a set of experiments he conducted in the 1880s.

 

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