Behavior analytic accounts of Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, are rarely presented in detail. This lack of depth may be due to misunderstanding the relevance of the behavior analytic position on personality, abnormality, and related issues. An argument is made here that a behavioral analysis of Dissociative Identity Disorder demystifies these behaviors and that behavior analysts need to communicate to a wider audience by addressing more phenomena of a clinical and popular interest.
Phelps, Brady J.
"Dissociative Identity Disorder: The Relevance of Behavior Analysis,"
The Psychological Record:
2, Article 3.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/tpr/vol50/iss2/3