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Social Cognition & Social Skills


The Official Social Stories Website.

Michelle Winner Social Thinking Program.


Alberti, R. & Emmons, M. (2001). Your Perfect Right. Impact Publishers.

  • Excellent book on assertiveness training for adolescents and adults.

Covey, Stephen. (1988). The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Free Press.

  • Readable and profound.

Covey, Sean. (2002). Free Press. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers.

Duke, M. et al. (1996). Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success. Martin.

  • Written by foremost researchers in the field of child socialization.

Fisher, Ury & Patton. (1991). Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, revised edition. Penguin.

  • The classic on negotiation.

Forte, I. (1991). The Me I'm Learning to Be. Incentive.

Forte, I. & Schurr, S. (1997). Advisory & Affective Education. Incentive.

Goldstein, A. & Glick, B. (1987). Aggression Replacement Training. Research Press.

  • Aggression and morals training.

Goldstein, A. (1988). The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Pro-social Competencies. Research Press.

  • A compendium of many social skills curriculums.

Goldstein, A. et al. (1980). Skillstreaming the (adolescent)...(or elementary school child)...(or preschool child). Research Press.

  • Three standard references for social skills training.

Gutstein, S. & Sheely, R. (2004). Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Excellent playful interventions focusing on teaching social interacting and TOM.

Gutstein, S. & Sheely, R. (2004). Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

  • Excellent playful interventions focusing on teaching social interacting and TOM.

Hargreaves, Roger. Mr. Men & Little Miss (series). Price Stern Sloan Publishing Co.

Hausman & Fillman. (1999). A-Z: Do You Ever Feel Like Me? Dutton Juvenile.

Kreidler, W.J. (1984). Creative Conflict Resolution. Scott, Foresman & Co.

  • Good book for K-6.

Kreidler, W.J. (1994). Teaching Conflict Resolution Through Children's Literature. Scholastic.

  • Good book for K-2.

Packer, Alex J. (1997). How Rude! Teenagers Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out. Free Spirit Publishing.

  • Humorous.

Packer, Alex J. (2004). How Rude! Friendship and Dating Manners for Teens: Surviving the Social Scene. Free Spirit Publishing.

Palmer, P. (1977). The Mouse, the Monster and Me.

  • Assertiveness training for young children.

Schrumpf, F., et al. (1991). Peer Mediation: Conflict Resolution in Schools (Student Manual & Program Guide). Research Press.

  • Based on Glasser's Control theory.

Second Step: Violence Prevention Program. Committee for Children.

  • The pictures, in this curriculum kit,Êare especiallym useful inÊdepicting a variety of children's emotional expressions.

Wichert, S. (1989). Keeping the Peace: Practicing Cooperation and Conflict Resolution with Pre- schoolers. New Society Publishers.

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