This effects how we carry out a task with other people present. If we are confident, the spectators improve performance. If we are not confident the spectators will worsen the performance.

SPECTATOR EFFECT: "The spectator effect treats people differently depending on their confidence to complete a task."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPECTATOR EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spectator-effect/ (accessed September 19, 2021).