Social Competence

Social Competence

Interventions for Children and Adults

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: Diana Pickett Rathjen, John P. Foreyt
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157375

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Social Competence: Interventions for Children and Adults focuses on the relationship between the social abilities and interpersonal skills of people, taking into consideration their satisfaction and productivity. This book offers a summary of innovative and validated interventions specifically made to improve social competence among adults and children. This text first presents how physical characteristics and behavior are considered as determinants of social competence. The differences that language plays among adults and children relative to self-control are highlighted. The role that parents play in shaping the mental health of their children is also emphasized. In molding the social competence of children, training programs on social skills in the classroom are given importance. The programs include the development of interpersonal skills during a child’s elementary school years. However, the development of such skills has not been traditionally thought as a responsibility of the education system. Social skills training program have been added to the program for patients suffering from psychomatic disorders, and this has been proven beneficial to them.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1. An Overview of Social Competence

    Chapter 2. Developing Self-control Through Training in Problem Solving: "The Think Aloud" Program

    Chapter 3. Real-Life Problem Solving for Parents and Children: An Approach to Social Competence

    Chapter 4. Social Skills Training Programs in Elementary and High School Classrooms

    Chapter 5. Interpersonal Skills in the Schools: Assessment and Curriculum Development

    Chapter 6. Structured-Learning Therapy: Overview and Applications to Adolescents and Adults

    Chapter 7. Parent-Adolescent Conflict: A Skill-Training Approach

    Chapter 8 Couples Become Parents: A Behavioral Systems Analysis of Family Development

    Chapter 9. Simulated Interaction Training: Applications to Returning College Students

    Chapter 10. Self-Reliance Training in Depression

    Chapter 11. Social Skills Training and Psychosomatic Disorders

    Chapter 12. Social Power and the Elderly

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Test Index

    About the Editors and Contributors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157375

About the Editors

Diana Pickett Rathjen

John P. Foreyt

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