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Interpersonal Negotiations Strategies (INS)
Please email the authors for information about obtaining the instrument: robert_selman@gse.harvard.edu
Supplemental: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The Interpersonal Negotiations Strategies (INS) measures social cognition through semi-structured interview. Four scenarios are presented to the subject, who must employ social problem-solving skills to work through four steps: defining the problem, generating alternative strategies, selecting specific strategy, and evaluating outcome.
For each task, the child's response is scored on a scale from 1-4 (impulsive = 1 point, unilateral = 2 points, reciprocal = 3 points, or collaborative = 4 points). An average score is obtained from the four problems. Higher scores indicate better interpersonal negotiation strategies.
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