Robert Epstein

American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology

Senior Research Psychologist

1035 E Vista Way Ste 120

Vista, CA 92024

United States

http://aibrt.org

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

11

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1,255

SSRN CITATIONS

12

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Scholarly Papers (11)

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The Video Manipulation Effect (VME): A Quantification of the Possible Impact that the Ordering of YouTube Videos Might Have on Opinions and Voting Preferences

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 02 Aug 2023 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2024
Robert Epstein and Alex Flores
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT)
Downloads 292 (192,167)
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Video Manipulation Effect, VME, YouTube, online influence, Search Engine Manipulation Effect, SEME, autoplay

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What Would Happen If Twitter Sent Consequential Messages to Only a Strategically Important Subset of Users? A Quantification of the Targeted Messaging Effect (TME)

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 18 Sep 2022
Robert Epstein, Christina Tyagi and Hongyu Wang
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology
Downloads 180 (304,968)

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targeted messaging effect, TME, online manipulation, online quizzes, election manipulation

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The Search Suggestion Effect (SSE): How Autocomplete Search Suggestions Can Be Used to Impact Opinions and Votes

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology
Downloads 145 (366,258)
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search suggestion effect, SSE, autocomplete, online influence, search engine manipulation effect, negativity bias

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Which Parenting Skills Count Most? A Large-Scale Online Study

Number of pages: 80 Posted: 08 Aug 2023
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Downloads 143 (370,296)

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EPCI, Epstein Parenting Competencies Inventory, parenting competencies, parenting skills

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How a Daily Regimen of Operant Conditioning Might Explain the Power of the Search Engine Manipulation Effect (SEME)

Epstein, R., Lothringer, M., & Zankich, V. R. (in press). How a daily regimen of operant conditioning might explain the surprising power of the Search Engine Manipulation Effect (SEME). Behavior and Social Issues. https://SEMEandOperantConditioning.com
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 28 Aug 2023 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2023
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology
Downloads 107 (461,288)
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search engines, Search Engine Manipulation Effect, SEME, search engine result position, online manipulation, operant conditioning of online search behavior

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The Opinion Matching Effect (OME): A subtle but powerful new form of influence that is apparently being used on the internet

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 09 Aug 2023
Robert Epstein, Yunyi Huang and Miles Megerdoomian
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology
Downloads 96 (496,943)

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Opinion Matching Effect, OME, online manipulation, recommender systems, online quizzes, voting advice applications, election manipulation

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Can Biased Search Results Change People’s Opinions About Anything at All? A Close Replication of the Search Engine Manipulation Effect (SEME) [PLOS ONE, in press, March 2024]

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Oct 2023 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2024
Robert Epstein and Ji Li
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT)
Downloads 86 (540,282)

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Search engines, search engine manipulation effect, SEME, online manipulation, manipulation power, VMP, MP

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Toward the search for the perfect blade runner: a large-scale, international assessment of a test that screens for “humanness sensitivity”

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 28 Sep 2021
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, affiliation not provided to SSRN, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT) and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT)
Downloads 80 (556,362)

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blade runners, humanness sensitivity, Turing Test, EHI, Epstein Humanness Inventory

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How SARS-CoV-2 and Comparable Pathogens Can Be Defeated in a Single Day: Description and Mathematical Model of the Carrier Separation Plan (CSP)

Epstein, R., Houser, C., & Wang, R. (2021, March 5). How SARS-CoV-2 and comparable pathogens can be defeated in a single day: Description and mathematical model of the Carrier Separation Plan (CSP). Frontiers in Public Health, 9:640009. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2021.640009
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 17 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2021
Robert Epstein, Connan Houser and Ruixiao Wang
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology
Downloads 77 (568,599)
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Carrier Separation Plan, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, National Testing Day, secondary screening

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On the importance of proactive stress management: A rank ordering and analysis of four cognitive-behavioral competencies of stress management using a large international sample

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 07 Dec 2023
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT)
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Stress-management, Epstein Stress-Management Inventory, ESMI, Competency tests, Online tests

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Multiple searches increase the impact of similarly biased search results: An example of the “multiple exposure effect” (MEE)

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 30 Nov 2023
American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT) and American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT)
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search engines, Search Engine Manipulation Effect, SEME, online manipulation, multiple search, Vote Manipulation Power, MEE, Multiple Exposure Effect