Pretesting effects in the evaluation of social skills training

Dan M Mungas, Herman A. Walters

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Evaluated the effects of pretesting in conjunction with a group social skills training program, using a wide variety of outcome measures. Half of the 46 undergraduate Ss were self-referred, while the other half were volunteers from an introductory psychology class. A Solomon 4-groups design was used to evaluate the effects of pretesting, the skills training program, and their interaction. Strong evidence of pretesting effects was found for measures associated with a behavioral forced interaction task. Implications of the results for selection of outcome measures are discussed. (4 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1979


  • pretesting &/vs social skills training, behavioral interaction performance, college students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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