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INTERACT for Macintosh offers these capabilities for analyzing social interaction.

 You see facial expressions showing emotions of interactants in each event.

You can enter an observed sequence of events and track emotions, action impulses, and attributions that might have occurred.

Analyses can be entirely verbal and pictorial, or you can display numerical results as well.

You can set up batch runs to process scores of interactions automatically, with results saved to a file.

 You see deflections graphed across events, providing a visual record of how an interaction's familiarity/strangeness varied.

You define situations and events by selecting from menus listing all available identities, modifiers, behaviors, and settings.

You can implement theoretical attributions, labelings, and actions by clicking the computer mouse on a desired option.

Outcomes of analyses are presented in lists of up to 250 items, and the lists can include numbers showing how closely each word matches theoretical specifications.

You can vary participants' definitions of situations, and their gender subcultures.

You can analyze interactions involving participants from U.S., Canada, Japan, Germany, or Northern Ireland.

You can search for identities, behavior, and impressions that are required to produce specific emotions.

You can search for identities, behaviors, modifiers, or settings that have a particular connotation in a selected culture, while limiting results with various filters.

A menu-driven help system offers detailed discussions of every function.



URL: www.indiana.edu/~socpsy/ACT/InteractBlurb.html
1997 David Heise