Behavior and Social Issues

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 14–30 | Cite as

Commentaries on “The Design of Cultures”

  • Sigrid S. Glenn
  • James A. Dinsmoor
  • Fabricio E. Balcazar
  • E. Scott Geller
  • Bruce A. Thyer
  • P. A. Lamal
  • Richard F. Rakos
  • Robin Rumph
  • Chris Ninness
  • Jerome D. Ulman
  • W. Joseph WyattEmail author


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Glenn, S. S. (1988). Contingencies and metacontingencies. Toward a synthesis of behavior analysis and cultural materialism. The Behavior Analyst, 11, 161–179.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Glenn, S. S. (in press). Operant contingencies and the origin of cultures. In P. N. Chase and K. A. Lattal (Eds). Theory and philosophy in behavior analysis. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.Google Scholar
  3. Glenn, S. S. & Field, D. P. (1994). Functions of the environment in behavioral evolution. The Behavior Analyst, 17, 241–259.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Harris, M. (1979). Cultural materialism: The struggle for a science of culture. New York: Random House.Google Scholar
  5. Hull, D. L. (1989). Individuality and selection. In D. L. Hull, The metaphysics of evolution. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. Originally published in Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, 1980, 11, 311–32.Google Scholar
  6. Michael, J. L. (1983). Evocative and repertoire-altering effects of an environmental event. The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, 2, 19–21.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Skinner, B. F. (1999). The design of cultures. In Cumulative Record (definitive edition) (pp. 39–50). Acton, MA: Copley Publishing Group. Originally published in Daedalus, 1961, Summer.Google Scholar
  8. Skinner, B. F. (1969). Contingencies of reinforcement: A theoretical analysis. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts.Google Scholar
  9. Allport, Floyd. (1933). Institutional behavior. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.Google Scholar
  10. Dawkins, Richard (1976). The selfish gene. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  11. Dawkins, Richard (1995). River out of Eden. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
  12. Williams, George C. (1997). The pony fish’s glow. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
  13. King, Jr., M. L. (1999). The Role of the Behavioral Scientist in the Civil Rights Movement. APA Monitor Online, 30(1), 1–11 ( Scholar
  14. Cooke, R. A., & Rousseau, D. M. (1988). Behavioral norms and expectations: A quantitative approach to the assessment of organizational culture. Group and Organization Studies, 13, 245–273.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Cooper, M. D. (2000). Towards a model of safety culture. Safety Science, 36, 111–136.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Geller, E. S. (1994). Ten principles for achieving a Total Safety Culture. Professional Safety, 39(9), 18–24.Google Scholar
  17. Geller, E. S. (1998). Understanding behavior-based safety: Step-by-step methods to improve your workplace (Revised Edition). Neenah, WI: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.Google Scholar
  18. Geller, E. S. (1991). The psychology of safety handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.Google Scholar
  19. Geller, E. S., & Glaser, H. (1996). Actively caring for safety. Dallas, TX: Wescott Communications.Google Scholar
  20. Geller, E. S., & Glaser, H. (1997). Actively caring for safety: The psychology of injury prevention. Blacksburg, VA: Make-A-Difference, Inc. and Safety Performance Solutions.Google Scholar
  21. Krause, T. R., Hidley, J. H., & Hodson, S. J. (1996). The behavior-based safety process: Managing improvement for an injury-free culture (Second Edition). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.Google Scholar
  22. Krisco, K. H. (1997). Leadership and the art of conversation. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing.Google Scholar
  23. McSween, T. E. (1995). The values-based safety process: Improving your safety culture with a behavioral approach. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.Google Scholar
  24. Schein, E. (1990). Organizational culture. American Psychologist, 45, 109–119.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Simon, S. (2001). Implementing culture change – Three strategies. Proceedings of the ASSE Behavioral Safety Symposium: The Next Step (pp. 135–140). Orlando, FL.Google Scholar
  26. Skinner, B. F. (1961). The design of cultures. Daedalus, Summer, 39–50.Google Scholar
  27. Smith, T. A. (1995). Viewpoint: Rebutting behaviorism. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, 40(3), p. 40.Google Scholar
  28. Sulzer-Azaroff, B. (1998). Who killed my daddy? A behavioral safety fable. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.Google Scholar
  29. Topf, M. (1997). Take the holistic approach. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, 31(10), p. 38.Google Scholar
  30. Topf, M. D. (2001). Behavioral? Holistic? Forget what you call it. Here’s what works! Proceedings of the ASSE Behavioral Safety Symposium: The Next Step (pp. 85–94). Orlando, FL.Google Scholar
  31. Burgess, R. & Bushness, D. (Eds.). (1969). Behavioral sociology: Towards the experimental analysis of social process. New York: Columbia University Press.Google Scholar
  32. DiMaggio, P. (1997). Culture and cognition. Annual Review of Sociology, 23, 263–287.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. DiNitto, D. (1983). Time series analysis: An application to social welfare policy. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 19, 507–518.Google Scholar
  34. Hursh, S. R. (1984). Behavioral economics. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 42, 435–353.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Kariel, H. S. (1967). The political relevance of behavioral and existential psychology. American Political Science Review, 61, 334–342.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Kelso, R. W. (1928). The science of public welfare. New York: Holt.Google Scholar
  37. Lamal, P. (Ed.) (1991). Behavioral analysis of societies and cultural practices. New York: Hemisphere.Google Scholar
  38. Lamal, P. (Ed.) (1997). Cultural contingencies: Behavior analytic perspectives on cultural practices. Westgate, CT: Praeger.Google Scholar
  39. Malott, R. W. (1988). Rule-governed behavior and behavioral anthropology. The Behavior Analyst, 11, 181–203.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. Marsh, J. (1981). Combining time series with interviews: Evaluating the effectiveness of a sexual assault law. In R. F. Conner (Ed.). Methodological advances in evaluation research (pp. 93–108). Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  41. Preshus, R. (1965). Behavioral approaches to public administration. University, AL: University of Alabama Press.Google Scholar
  42. Thyer, B. A. (1999). Clinical behavior analysis and clinical social work: A mutually reinforcing relationship. The Behavior Analyst, 22, 17–29.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  43. Wagenaar, A. C. (1981). Preventing highway crashes by raising the legal minimum age for drinking: An empirical confirmation. Journal of Safety Research, 13, 57–71.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. Wahlke, J. C. (1979). Pre-behavioralism in political science. American Political Science Review, 73, 9–31.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Zifferblatt, S. M. & Hendricks, C. G. (1974). Applied behavioral analysis of societal problems: Population change, a case in point. American Psychologist, 29, 750–761.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. Ninness, H. A. C., McCuller G., & Ozenne, L. (2000). School & Behavioral Psychology: Research in Human-Computer Interactions, Functional Assessment and Data-Based Treatment. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. Skinner, B.F. (1978). Reflections on Behaviorism and Society. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.Google Scholar
  48. Bhaskar, R. (1998). The possibility of naturalism: A philosophical critique of the contemporary human sciences (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  49. Korn, J. H., Davis, R. & Davis, S. F. (1991). Historians’ and chairpersons’ judgements of eminence among psychologists. American Psychologist, 46, 789–792. Scholar
  50. Thyer, B. A. (1991). The enduring legacy of B. F. Skinner: A citation count from 1966–1989. The Behavior Analyst, 14, 73–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  51. Wyatt, W. J., Lamal, P. A., Newman, B. & Hobbie, S. A. (1997). Treatment of behavior analysis in five leading introductory psychology textbooks. Monograph published by BALANCE: Behavior Analysis League for Accuracy in News, Commentary and Education.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Behaviorists for Social Responsibility 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sigrid S. Glenn
    • 1
  • James A. Dinsmoor
    • 2
  • Fabricio E. Balcazar
    • 3
  • E. Scott Geller
    • 4
  • Bruce A. Thyer
    • 5
  • P. A. Lamal
    • 6
  • Richard F. Rakos
    • 7
  • Robin Rumph
    • 8
  • Chris Ninness
    • 8
  • Jerome D. Ulman
    • 9
  • W. Joseph Wyatt
    • 10
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Behavior AnalysisUniversity of North TexasUSA
  2. 2.Indiana UniversityUSA
  3. 3.University of IllinoisUSA
  4. 4.Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Department of PsychologyVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUSA
  5. 5.University of GeorgiaGeorgia
  6. 6.University of North CarolinaUSA
  7. 7.Cleveland State UniversityUSA
  8. 8.Stephen F. Austin State UniversityUSA
  9. 9.Ball State UniversityUSA
  10. 10.Marshall UniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations