Social Skills and Nonverbal Behavior



Social skills are an important aspect of individual difference among children. Variously conceived of as “social competence,” “impression management,” or “interpersonal competence,” social skills generally refer to the complex set of behavioral and cognitive skills that are used to direct and facilitate social behavior (Eisler & Frederiksen, 1980). Implicit in the concept of social skills is the notion that social behavior is comprised of both verbal and nonverbal skills.


Social Skill Social Competence Nonverbal Behavior Nonverbal Communication Stimulus Person 
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