The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 75–86 | Cite as

Participation by Women in Behavior Analysis. II: 1992

  • David L. Myers


Participation by women and men in (a) the editorial process and publication of three behavior analysis journals, (b) leadership in the Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) and the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and (c) participation in the 1982 and 1991 conventions of the Association for Behavior Analysis are described. The data indicate that the relative involvement of women in all three areas is lower than the percentage of ABA members who are women (31%) and is considerably lower than the percentage of women in society at large (51%). This underrepresentation of women in editorial and leadership roles in behavior analysis mirrors the reported phenomenon of a glass ceiling for women in leadership roles in business and industry. The men who control our institutions are asked to share power and responsibility by increasing the involvement of women in behavior analysis.

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participation publishing affirmative action equal opportunity women 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David L. Myers
    • 1
  1. 1.Quality ImprovementGeorgia Mental Health Institute and Men Stopping ViolenceAtlantaUSA

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