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Simple Affect Coding System (SACS)

The Simple Affect Coding System (SACS) is a several category coding system intended to capture the objective display of affect as relationship interactions. The SACS is inspired by several affect coding systems employed over the years. Specifically the work of Paul Ekman and John Gottman has inspired this simple, yet dynamic attempt at operationalizing the often-subjective material of emotional display.

Charlotte Winter
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Contact

Tom Dishion, Ph. D.
195 W 12th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Citation and Copyright

Jabson, J. M., Venkatraman, S., & Dishion, T. J. (2003). Simple Affect Coding System (SACS). Unpublished coding manual, Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.

Instrument

N/A

Assessment Modality

Used to code from video taped interactions of family members and peers. Works best where facial expressions are clearly visible.

Respondent

Instrument Details

All ages.
English
Depends on length of video tape
5 codes
N/A
adapted from:
Gottman, J.M., McCoy, K., Coan, J., & Collier, H. (1996). The Specific Affect Coding System (SPAFF). In J.M. Gottman (Ed.), What Predicts Divorce: The Measures. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Publications & Presentations

Manual

See manual file 1
upload/SACS_5503998.pdf

Psychometric Properties

Psychometrics for Simple Affect Coding System (SACS) - Charlotte Winter
Psychometrics for Simple Affect Coding System (SACS) - Charlotte Winter