A pilot investigation on the social processing schedule

Kwan Lan Vicky TSANG

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This pilot study aims to investigate the content validity of the newly-developed Social Processing Schedule (SPS). It comprises of 7 social video vignettes and a structured interview schedule for assessing the subjects’ social processing on six dimensions: (1) visual encoding of social information, (2) auditory encoding of social information, (3) perception of social context, (4) emotional recognition and social reasoning from own perspective, (5) awareness of others’ emotions and thoughts, and (6) anticipation / prediction of impact of own behavior on others’ emotion. Based on the interview data, the interviewer will further rate the subject’s social processing on a likert scale according to the six dimensions. The rating scale has undergone content review by experts and will undergo Rasch analysis in order to obtain more information on its psychometric properties. Once the measure is found valid and reliable, the SPS will be used to discriminate social processing between individuals with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders and their peers in the controlled group in future studies. Copyright © 2014 WCSNE-2014 Published by Infonomics Society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCSNE-2014 Proceedings
EditorsCharles A. SHONIREGUN, Galyna A. AKMAYEVA, Richard COOPER
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInfonomics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781908320339
Publication statusPublished - 2014


Tsang, K. L. V. (2014). A pilot investigation on the social processing schedule. In C. A. Shoniregun, G. A. Akmayeva, & R. Cooper (Eds.), WCSNE-2014 Proceedings (pp. 135-138). London: Infonomics Society.


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