The implications of psychological theory and research for practical applications are discussed.
Development in social-skills training has had its roots in early research on the social competence of psychiatric patients, and more recent notions of the importance of assertiveness in interpersonal relationships.
Two models explaining social ineffectiveness are presented. In one model, social anxiety is seen as inhibiting the expression of inter- personal competence. In the alternative model, skill deficits are seen as the result of inadequate learning experiences.
KeywordsSocial Skill Social Anxiety Interpersonal Behavior Response Practice Interpersonal Situation
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