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New & Noteworthy Research

Social Thinking was originally developed as an intervention and assessment framework dedicated to tackling the complex social emotional learning needs of individuals with social learning challenges. At its inception 20 years ago, there were relatively few treatment-based research studies available to guide interventionists in how to teach individuals about their own social learning process. This relative lack of treatment research, while not as bleak today, continues to be limited. The underlying motivation for the creation of the Social Thinking methodology was, and is, that individuals with social learning issues should have access to interventions and strategies based on both individual learning abilities and the demands of the community within which they participate.

Thinking Socially: Teaching Social Knowledge to Foster Social Behavioral Change

Pamela J. Crooke, Michelle Garcia Winner, and Lesley B. Olswang

This article discusses the Social Emotional Chain Reaction (as taught in Social Behavior Mapping); the idea that how we act affects how others feel, how we make others feel affects how they treat us, how we are treated affects how we feel about others and ultimately how we feel about ourselves. The Social Emotional Chain Reaction is at the foundation of social interaction and is at the heart of what we teach through the Social Thinking Methodology.

About Social Thinking Research

The Social Thinking Methodology is built upon a rich foundation of evidence spanning many disciplines and across research-based concepts. We invite you to check out our latest peer-reviewed journal articles, theses, dissertations, and related research.

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