Five Concepts Related To Social Competence

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Part I: discussion
Social competence is a complex and general concept. It contains concepts like cognition, emotion, social relations. It is defined as “The ability to achieve personal goals in social interaction while simultaneously maintaining positive relationships with others over time and across settings. “(Rubin & Rose-Krasnor, 1992) This article is going to discuss the following five concepts related to social competence.

In psychology cognition is the process through the formation of the concept, perception, judgment and other mental activities or imagined to get knowledge, which is the mental function of individual to process information. For each person, the social environment in which he or she embedded provide the symbolic meaning of his or her representation and language expression. The society will be the newborns’ socialize and cognitive development environment. Through education, youngsters can develop cognition, in order to enhance their social competence. In the Social information processing model (Crick, N. R., & Dodge, K. A., 1994), it shows that people with higher social cognition level can easier to encode message and clarify goals adopted to social schemas and social knowledge. That means the social competence of a person varies directly with his or her cognition level.

In psychology, emotion is defined as the complicated state of sensation that leads to physical and psychological changes in mind and behavior. Emotions are related
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