The Importance Of Social Cognitions
A short video is presented to the test taker and must be able to recognize the actors, who are professionals, …show more content…
This section assesses if whether the viewer can form judgments about conversational remarks. This time, in the videoed vignettes, the actors portray friendly everyday sarcasm and sincerity. This is to determine if the client can distinguish remarks that are meant to implicate in the non-literal sense. “Hope you have a great day” in the context to imply the opposite, sarcasm. The viewer is then given questions to answer about more specific things such as emotions, thoughts, tone, facial expressions, gestures, and intentions of the actors in the video vignette.
The third part, Social Inference - Enriched, assess the ability of visual and verbal information to derive meaning. This part is compromised of sixteen video vignettes of typical conversations. The common example is telling your friend “No, of course you don’t look fat”, when he/she really does. This can be two things, as a lie meant to conceal or minimize the truth, or as sarcasm meant to amplify the truth.
As a whole, these parts of the TASIT assessments are based on key components of social perception, several of them which are crucial to social competence. Deficits in identifying emotions is a skill that individuals with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries (TBI), dementia or schizophrenia are often