Simulation Research in the Analysis of Behavior

  • Robert Epstein
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


The more interesting some instance of human behavior, the more difficult it is to analyze (perhaps that’s why we call it interesting). And where objective analysis is difficult, fictions turn up. Consider the following cases: at age one, most children react to their mirror images as if they are seeing other children; by age two, most children react as if they are seeing themselves. How can we account for the change? Does it help to say that the child has developed a “self-concept”?


Human Behavior Behavior Analyst Simulation Research Information Processor Symbolic Communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Epstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Cambridge Center for Behavioral StudiesCambridgeUSA

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