Perfecting Social Skills

A Guide to Interpersonal Behavior Development

  • Richard M. Eisler
  • Lee W. Frederiksen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction to Social Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 3-21
    3. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 23-41
  3. Developing Social Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 45-63
    3. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 65-83
    4. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 85-111
    5. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 113-131
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-134
    2. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 135-155
    3. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 157-178
    4. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 179-197
    5. Richard M. Eisler, Lee W. Frederiksen
      Pages 199-214
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-226

About this book

Introduction

That man is a social being is almost axiomatic. Our interpersonal relation­ ships can be sources of the most rewarding or the most painful of human experiences. To a large measure our accomplishments in life depend on the facility with which we interact with others-our social skill. The acquisition of social skills is, of course, a natural part of the overall socialization process. However, in many instances it becomes necessary or desirable to develop further an individual's social facilities. Such skill development is the topic of this book. Two major goals were kept in mind in the writing of this book. The first was to provide a conceptual framework within which to view social skills. Such a framework allows one to understand why it is important to develop social skills, and the effects that such skill development should have. If the reader has a thorough understanding of the concept of social skills and their development, it becomes possible to make appropriate innovations and adaptions to his or her own circumstances. Without such a framework, social-skills training becomes little more than a collection of disjointed techniques. Also, without a conceptual understanding, pro­ cedural innovations are difficult to incorporate into training.

Keywords

IRA Innovation children development environment mind nature socialization

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard M. Eisler
    • 1
  • Lee W. Frederiksen
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3186-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-3188-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-3186-5
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