Social Competence (Including Social Skills, Assertion)


Within the process of synthesis, the forming of new relationships among elements and the construction of more and more complex categories, which characterizes scientific behaviour, the social skills concept has evolved from being a molecular operationalization and has focused on overt behaviour to the molar and integrationist consideration of covert responses such as thoughts and feelings, which are, in turn, included within the macroconstruct ‘social competence’. Social competence is conceptualized as the variable dependent on a double process of individual and social evaluation, on the appropriateness of the subject's behaviour according to the demands of the social environment, cultural context, and developmental period.

Social Competence

Social competence refers to the general assessment of a person carrying out specific social tasks, with regard to the quality of ...

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