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An Outline of

Approaches to

Analyzing the Behavior

of Causal Maps1

V.K. Narayanan

Drexel University, USA

Jiali Liao

Drexel University, USA

Abstract

Analysis of the behavior of casual maps is not as well developed as the analysis of their

content and structure. In this chapter, we propose a set of approaches to examine the

behavior of causal maps. Simulation approaches that invoke computer simulations,

influence diagrams and fuzzy causal maps are eminently suitable to examine the

intrinsic behavior of causal maps. Empirical approaches attempt to build a theory of

cognition-behavior linkages from the ground up, by unearthing stable linkages

between cognition and behavior. Both approaches could be combined in major

programs of research.