Assessing Social Perception
Social perception is the ability to read selected social cues in order to make judgements about the behaviour, attitudes and emotions of others (McFall, 1982).
Social cues include:
- Facial expression and tone of voice
- Gesture and “body language”
- Contextual information
- Knowledge of the world
People who suffer brain damage can have impaired social perception and this has significant impacts on their everyday interactions. Professor Skye McDonald specialises in the field of neuropsychology and has developed a test (The Awareness of Social Inference Test or TASIT) to assess social perception. Please visit the neuropsychology section of our website for more information. Please click here to download a PDF poster of a psychometric study of TASIT.