The ability to function effectively in social situations is important for adapative child development. A construct that has the potential to inform us on children who might be at risk in social situations is social vulnerability (i.e., an impaired ability to detect or avoid potentially harmful interpersonal interactions). Despite this, there has been very little research investigating social vulnerability during childhood. This thesis aimed to address this gap in the literature, firstly by developing a tool to measure social vulnerability in typically developing children, and then by investigating the underlying cognitive mechanisms and psychosocial consequences of social vulnerability.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||13 Jun 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|