Social Development and Building Relationships
Social development is the way that individuals become INDEPENDANT and form FRIENDSHIPS and RELATIONSHIPS with others.
Friendships: These involve learning to value others and developing the skills needed to make friends with individuals and with groups of people.
Relationships: These involve developing the skills to interact with other people in FORMAL (for example, with colleagues at work) and INFORMAL situations (for example, within a family). They also cover intimate relationships in adulthood.
Independance: this involves doing things by oneslef and making decisiones without relying on others.
Things that promote independance:
Infancy: Feeding oneself
Childhood: Dressing oneself
Adolescence: Learning to drive
Adulthood: Starting a new job
Social and Emotional Development
Social development is closely linked with emotional development. Some questions will require you to identify or explain the effects of both aspects of development.