Social Cognitive Development
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Olson, K. R. and Shutts, K. 2010. Social Cognitive Development. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Social cognitive development (SCD) is a field of psychology that is concerned with the origins and development of representations and processes involved in social thought and interactions. Topics of study in social cognitive development are diverse and include theory of mind, social preferences and attitudes, relationships, aggression, morality, and prosocial behavior.
- social cognition;
- developmental psychology;