Dr. Allan Shapiro is a fictional cognitive psychologist. The following "interview" is a character study. Writers will often draft biographies of their key characters as a means of understanding who they are and why they are. For Dr. Shapiro, who is a principle character in my novel "CLONE", I have tried to accomplish this by conducting an interview with him. Although the points illustrated in this interview are based on actual research, the conclusions are for creative and entertainment purposes only.