Social Thinking‘s mission is to help people develop their social competencies to better connect with others and live happier, more meaningful lives. They have created unique treatment frameworks and strategies to help individuals as young as four and across the lifespan, to develop their social thinking and social skills to meet their personal social goals.

These goals often include sharing space effectively with others, learning to work as part of a team and developing relationships of all kinds including with family, friends, classmates, co-workers, romantic partners and more.In May 2018, Outside the Box Learning Resources was appointed as Social Thinking distributor for Ireland. See details of all Social Thinking Publications below. Michelle Garcia Winner and Dr. Pamela Crooke share Social Thinking’s teachings in countries around the globe.             

What is Social Thinking?

Social thinking is the process by which we interpret the thoughts, beliefs, intentions, emotions, knowledge and actions of another person along with the context of the situation to understand that person’s experience. If we are engaging or sharing space with another person, we use this information to determine how to respond to affect the thoughts that person has about us to achieve our social goals (such as being friendly to maintain a friendship, acting generous to impress a date, and seeming unfriendly to deflect attention when walking alone late at night, etc.). 

Pamela Crooke

Leah Kuypers

Michelle Garcia Winner