BEHAVIORAL EXPERIMENTS are when we try something (we change our behavior) in order to analyze the results. Often this is because we have certain beliefs or predictions about a situation. I.E. "If I go for a long walk on Sunday it's not going to make me feel any better" or "If I apologize to this person I'll look like a fool."
I use behavioral experiments a lot with patients in my practice, and also in my own life!
Behavioral experiments can be fun, and you can keep them very simple. Whatever the results, it's all useful data!
If you have any questions about behavioral experiments and how they work, feel free to reach out to me here.