ERIC Number: ED198419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Heterosocially Unskilled: All Can't Dance, Some Hear Music.
Fischetti, Mario; And Others
Although skilled social performance has been defined as a sequential, two-stage process involving both social cue discrimination plus skillful performance, investigators have de-emphasized cue discrimination in favor of skill performance. The relationship between cue discrimination and skill performance was investigated among undergraduates who were multimodally selected for skilled and unskilled social performance and assessed for ability to discriminate social cues. Results, averaged over three studies, found 82% of the socially skilled subjects classified as good social cue discriminators, compared to 49% of the socially unskilled subjects. Data lend support to the formulation of skilled social performance as a two-staged, coordinated sequence of good social cue discrimination followed by socially skilled behavior. Differentiation of the unskilled in social performance into good and poor social cue discriminators could have important implications for the assessment and treatment of social skills deficits. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).