University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

Social/Emotional

Definition

 

Creating and sustaining positive relationships; adapting to social situations; respecting individual differences; contributing to community; expressing a wide range of feelings and emotions in an appropriate and healthy manner; making informed, safe choices and decisions.

 

Tips & suggestions
  • Keeping a positive attitude
  • Learn to cope with stress and use stress management techniques
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Functioning independently but knowing when to ask for help
  • Learn how to express your emotions in a healthy, non-destructive way
  • Learn to communicate with supportive people in your life
  • Being comfortable and liking yourself as a person
  • Contributing time to your community
  • Develop healthy relationships with others
  • Put some “fun” time in your life
  • Join clubs and participate in activities on campus
  • Stay in touch with family & friends
Campus Resources Community Resources Helpful Links