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Expected & Unexpected Behavior

#5 of 10 core concepts from the Social Thinking Methodology


Social Thinking

Social expectations become more complex with age. Michelle Garcia Winner and explore the hidden expectations that surround us whether we are 4 years old or 40!

Expected & Unexpected Behavior

Learn the dos and don’ts for using our popular terms “expected behavior” and “unexpected behavior” to best support your students, clients, and children. Help them figure out what’s expected by building awareness of situations, people, and social context—and identifying what they expect from others. Finally, discover which Social Thinking materials will help you teach this concept across different age groups.

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