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Social Skills in Childhood

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

The term social skills in childhood refers to behaviors that enable children to elicit positive responses from others and establish positive relationships with others. Normal acquisition of social skills during childhood is a critical developmental task that ...

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