Behavior Setting Survey
“Behavior settings” describe pairings of place and activity which are dependent on each other. They provide, in effect, a rigorous delineation of the frame for people’s behavior.
i. Behavioral independence
ii. Population independence
iii. Leadership independence
iv. Spatial independence
v. Temporal proximity
vi. Behavioral objects
vii. Similarity of behavioral mechanisms
% commonality K-points
i. Hours & Days of week
ii. Physical boundaries
i. Positions (roles) played by people
ii. Physical objects in setting
i. Proper sequence of action (duties) using physical objects in setting
iv. Active functionaries (responsible assignments)
v. Joint leaders
vi. Single leader
Adapted from: Allan W.
Wicker. 1979. An
Introduction to Ecological Psychology.