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Social Skills, Adults

  • By: Ronald E. Riggio
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Adult social skills (also referred to as interpersonal skills or interpersonal or social competence) consist of a wide range of interpersonal abilities and competencies that help people function effectively in social situations. Social skills are particularly important in the initiation, formation, ...

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