Social cognition can be defined as the set of neurobiological, psychological and social processes, by means of which social events are perceived, recognized and evaluated, in order to build representations of the relationships that exist between one-self and others. Those representations guide social behavior (Adolphs, 2003). Next, you will see some tasks that illustrate ways of evaluating constructs that were traditionally included within this category of cognitive processes.
References: Adolphs, R. (2003) Cognitive neuroscience of human social behaviour. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 4(3), 165-178.