Social Intelligence: Its History and Measurement

  title={Social Intelligence: Its History and Measurement},
  author={Ronald E. Walker and Jeanne Marie Foley},
  journal={Psychological Reports},
  pages={839 - 864}
Social intelligence, the ability to understand others and to act wisely in social situations, is a concept with a long history, sporadic development, but promise as a late bloomer. Although current references to social intelligence per se are limited, the concept appears to be alive and well under various terms, e.g., role-taking, interpersonal competence, egocentrism (or decentering), and empathy. This review was designed, therefore, to: (a) serve an integrative function by tracing the history… Expand
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