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Running head: Social development 1 Social development : Why It Is Important and How To Impact It William G. Huitt Courtney Dawson Citation: Huitt, W. & Dawson, C. (2011, April). Social development : Why it is Important and how to impact it. Educational Psychology Interactive. Valdosta, GA: Valdosta State University. Retrieved from Human beings are inherently Social . Developing competencies in this domain enhance a person s ability to succeed in school as well as positively influence mental health, success in work, and the ability to be a citizen in a democracy. This paper outlines research and theories related to the development of Social competence and provides a literature review of theory and research supporting the vital importance of Social competence, including a discussion of empirically-based interventions and measurement tools that educators can use to facilitate development of Social competence.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT 4 construct some form of attachment outside the home, perhaps through interaction with a teacher or mentor. Erikson (1950) provided another important theory related to social development; his
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