BARBARA FOLEY MEEKER
Address: Sociology Department, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742.
Phone: (301) 405-6432 e-mail: email@example.com
Professional Background and Interests.
I have a B. A. in Sociology and Mathematics from the
I taught at the
Within sociology, my areas of specialization are Social Psychology (Small Group Processes, Social Exchange, and Equity); Mathematical Sociology; and Contemporary Sociological Theory.
I have been the major advisor for the following PhD students: Marilyn J. Essex, 1978; Herbert L. Zeigler, 1982; Carole L. Seyfrit, 1984; John G. Smale, Jr, 1985; Linda Garrison Zamani-Moghadam , 1989; Susan G. Queen, 1990; Mona-Rae Thompson, 1991; Alan R. Lehman, 1994; Joann DeFiore, 1995; Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, 1995.
My current professional memberships include: the American Sociological Association (Social Psychology Section, Theory Section, Mathematical Sociology Section, and Rational Choice Section); the District of Columbia Sociological Society and the Society for Chaos theory in Psychology and Life Sciences.
My current research and writing continue in the areas of sociological social psychology and mathematical sociology.
Mathematical Sociology, Robert K. Leik and B. F. Meeker, Prentice Hall, 1975.
Social Causality, Jerald Hage and Barbara Foley Meeker, Allen Unwin, 1988
"An Experimental Study of Cooperation and Competition in
"Value Conflict in Social Exchange: a Markov Model" Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 1971, 8:389 403.
"Competition, Westernization, and Status" Human Relations, 1971, 23:533 548.
"Decisions and Exchange" American Sociological Review, 1971, 35:485 495.
"Assessment of Environment therapy Systems: the Group Atmosphere Scale", S. Silbergeld, G. R. Koenig, R. W. Manderscheid, B. F. Meeker & C. A. Hornung, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1975, 43:460 469.
"Strategies of Interaction in Two person Groups" B. F. Meeker and C. A. Hornung, Social Science Research, 1976, 5:153 172.
"Sex Roles and Interpersonal Behavior in Task oriented Groups" American Sociological Review, B. F. Meeker and P. A. Weitzel O'Neill, 1977, 42:91 105.
Reprinted in Joseph Berger and Morris Zelditch, Jr., Eds, Studies in Expectation State Theory: Theoretical and Applied, Jossey Bass, 1985.
"Interaction in a Cooperative Game; Status, Sex Roles, and Task Behavior" Pacific Sociological Review , 1977, 4:475 491.
"Exchange Rules and Goal Structures" Human Relations, 1979, 32:523 544.
"Equality and Differentiation of Time Spent in Paid Work in Two worker Families" Sex Roles, 1983, 9:1023 1034.
"Modifiers of the Equity Effect: Group Outcome and Causes for Individual Performance" G. C. Elliott & B. F. Meeker Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1984, 46:586 597.
"Cooperative Orientation, Trust, and Reciprocity" Human Relations. , 1984, 37:225 243.
"Peacekeeping, Warfighting and Professionalism: Attitude Organization and Change among Combat Soldiers on Constabulary Duty" D. R. Segal and B. F. Meeker, Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 1985, 13:167 181.
"Achieving Fairness in the Face of Competing Concerns: the Different Effects of Individual and Group Characteristics" G. C. Elliott and B. F. Meeker Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1986, 50:754 760.
"Counting the Costs: Equity and the Allocation of Negative Group Products" B. F. Meeker and G. C. Elliott, Social Psychology Quarterly, 1987, 50:7 15.
"Soldiers' Perceptions of Conflict Likelihood: the Effects of Doctrine and Experience" B. F. Meeker and D. R. Segal Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 1987, 15:105-115.
"Cooperation, Competition, and Self-esteem: Aspects of Winning and Losing" Human Relations, 1990, 43:205-220.
"Equality and Differentiation: Effects of Group Structure on Allocations" B. F. Meeker and G. C. Elliott. Social Justice Research. 1995, 8:263-284.
"Computer Simulation for Exploring Theories: Models of Interpersonal Cooperation and Competition" R. K. Leik and B. F. Meeker Sociological Perspectives. 1995, 38:463-482.
"Exploring Nonlinear Path Models via Computer Simulation" R. K. Leik and B. F. Meeker Social Science Computer Review 1996, 14:253-268.
"Reward Allocations, Gender, and Task Performance." B. F. Meeker and G. C. Elliott Social Psychology Quarterly 1996, 59:294-301.
“Need, Merit and Reward Expectations”.” B. F. Meeker and G. C. Elliott. Current Research in Social Psychology. 1998. Vol. 3 No 4:1-12. Http://www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc.
Chapters in Edited Books
"Rational Decision Models of Interpersonal Behavior" Pp. 23 42 in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Demographic Behavior, edited by Thomas K. Burch, Westview Press, 1980.
"Expectation States and Interpersonal Behavior" Pp. 290 319 in Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives, edited by Morris Rosenberg and Ralph Turner, Basic Books, 1981.
"Performance Evaluations" Pp. 95-118 in Group Processes: Sociological Analysis edited by Martha Foschi and Edward J. Lawler, Nelson-Hall, 1994.
"Experimentation in Sociological Social Psychology" B. F. Meeker and R. K. Leik, Pp. 629-649 in Sociological Perspectives on Social Psychology, edited by Karen S. Cook, Gary Fine, and James S. House, Allyn and Bacon, 1995.
"Uses of Computer Simulation for Theory Construction: An Evolving Component of Sociological Research Programs" B. F. Meeker and R. K. Leik, Pp 47-70 in Status, Network and Structure: Theory Construction and Theory Development., edited by Jacek Szmatka, John Skvoretz and Joseph Berger; Stanford Univ. Press. 1997
“Need as a Basis for Reward Allocation” Pp 81-102 in Advances in Group Processes Volume 15, edited by J. Skvoretz and J. Szmatka.
“Mathematical Sociology” Barbara F, Meeker and Robert K. Leik, Pp. 1787-1792 in Encyclopedia of Sociology, revised ed. Edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and Rhonda Montgomery, NY: MacMillan Reference, 2000
"Some Philosophy of Science Problems in the Development of Complex Computer Simulations" chapter in The Growth of Social Knowledge: Theory, Simulation, and Empirical Research in Group Processes edited by Jacek Szmatka, Michael J. Lovaglia, and Kinga Wysienska, Praeger, Westport, CT 2002.
“Sociometry." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ritzer, George (ed). Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
"Praca zespołowa: dylematy współpracy" (Working together: some dilemmas of collaboration). in Procesy grupowe: perspektywa socjologiczna (Group Processes: Sociological Perspective) edited by Joanna Heidtman and Kinga Wysienska. Warsaw, Poland, Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar, 2013.
“Sociometry (revised)." The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology. Ritzer, George (ed). Blackwell Publishing, 2015.
Review of Mathematical Models of Sociology, P. Krishnan, ed., Social Forces, 1978, 51:347.
Review of Perceiving Women, S. Ardener, ed., Sex Roles, 1980, 6:166‑168.
Review of Informal Groups,
Review of The Evolving Female: Women in Psychosocial Context, C. L. Heckerman, ed., Sex Roles, 1981, 7:1244‑1246.
Review of Networks, Exchange, and Coercion, D. Willer and B. Anderson, Eds, Social Forces, 1984, 62:1103‑1104.
Review of Groupwork with Women, Groupwork with Men, B. Glover and R. Reed (Eds) Contemporary Sociology, 1985, 14:84‑85.
Review of Status Generalization, M. Webster and M. Foschi, (Eds), Contemporary Sociology, 1989, 18:678.
Review of Not Shooting and Not Crying: Psychological Inquiry into Moral Disobedience, R. Linn, in Armed Forces and Society, 1990, 17:145-146.
Recent Professional Activity (since 2009)
“Mathematical Models of Talking in Discussion Groups”, presented to Joint Meetings of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America (2009)
Chair, Mathematical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association, 2008-2009.
Organizer, invited panel on Mathematical Sociology, Joint Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and Mathematical Association of America, January 2009.
“Nonlinear Dynamics of Group dynamics” presented to annual meeting of Society of Chaos theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, Baltimore, July 20012.
“The Origins of Inequalities in Small discussion Groups” presented to annual meeting of American Sociological Association, Denver, August 2012.
Currently, member Editorial Board, Social Science Research.
Professional Activity Before 2009
Professional Service and Offices
1975 Chair, Nominating Committee, Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association
1977 Chair and organizer, session on Mathematical Sociology, American Sociological Association meetings
1978‑81, member of Council, Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association
1980 chair and organizer, session on Interpersonal Behavior for the Social Psychology Section, American Sociological Association
1986 Discussant, session in Social Psychology Section on
"Work, equity, and the individual" American Sociological Association annual meeting,
1988 Member, papers committee, Eastern Sociological Society
1988‑89 Member, nominating committee for the Cooley-Mead award, Social Psychology section of the American Sociological Association
1990 organizer, third annual Conference on Group Processes
1995 organizer and chair, session on 'computer simulation
and theory construction' annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological
1995 organizer, eighth annual Conference on Group Processes
1996-97 Chair, Social Psychology Section of ASA
1996-98 Member of Council, Mathematical Sociology Section of ASA
1997 Organizer, Session on Integration of Theory and Method
for the Social Psychology Section of ASA,
1997 Discussant, session on Group Processes American
1998-2000 Newsletter Editor, Mathematical Sociology Section of ASA
Session organizer, session on ‘Mathematical Sociology’ ASA for 2000
Co-organizer, 13th annual group processes conference, August 11, 2000
1974‑present, Associate Editor, Social Science Research
1975‑78, Associate Editor, Pacific Sociological Review
1981‑82, member, Editorial Board, Social Psychology Quarterly
1981 member, editorial board for Social Psychology: Sociological Perspectives, a volume sponsored by the American Sociological Association
1989-93 member, editorial board, American Sociological Review
1999‑2002, Editorial Board, Social Psychology Quarterly
Presentations at Meetings and Conferences
"Rationality and reciprocity‑ a stochastic model" presented to the American Sociological Association, 1967.
"A program for rural
"Adapting game experiments to a non‑western culture" presented to the Pacific Sociological Association, 1969.
"Dilemma models for decisions in social exchange" presented to the American Sociological Association, 1972.
"A typology of technical assistance methods" paper prepared under contract with The Agency for International Development, Technical Assistance Methodology Division, March 1973.
"Strategies of interaction in two‑person groups" paper presented to the American Sociological Association, 1975. (with C. A. Hornung)
"Uses and abuses of mathematical models" didactic seminar presented at the American Sociological Association, 1975 (with R. K. Leik)
"Effects of changes in amount of resources on social systems", paper presented to the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association, 1975.
"Rational decision models in interpersonal behavior" paper presented to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1979.
"Status characteristics and church attendance: an exercise in theory integration" paper presented to the Research Institute of the District of Columbia Sociological Society, 1981.
"Unity of method" panel at the Southern Sociological Society, 1982.
"The concept of causality and the usefulness of the social sciences" paper presented at a roundtable of the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association, 1983 (with J. Hage)
"Peacekeeping and warfighting" paper presented at the American Sociological Association, 1984 (with D. R. Segal)
"Sociology of the military and the study of peacekeeping: do they have anything to say to each other?" roundtable presented to the American Sociological Association, 1984 (with D. R. Segal)
"Modifiers of equity II: group outcome, morale, and individual need", paper presented to the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, 1985. (with G. C. Elliott).
"Counting the costs: equity and the allocation of negative group products", paper presented to the 6th annual conference on groups, organizations, and networks, Nag's Head, 1985. (with G. C. Elliott).
"Soldiers' perceptions of
conflict intensity: the effects of doctrine and experience", paper
presented to annual meeting of the American Sociological Association,
"Images of causality in small
group research" paper presented at the annual conference on Groups,
Organizations, and Networks, Nag's
"Further considerations in the search for fairness: the case of multiple variations in individual contributions", paper presented to annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, August, 1987. (with G. C. Elliott).
"Allocation rules and group structure" paper presented at the Annual Conference on Groups, Organizations, and Networks, Nag's Head, N. Carolina, June 1988.
"Cognitive and normative sources of allocation rules" paper presented at the Annual conference on Groups, Organizations, and Networks, Nag's Head, N. Carolina, June 1989.
"Allocation rules and group
structure” paper presented to the annual meeting of the American Sociological
"Attitudes toward allocation under
conditions of status differences" presented to annual meeting of Southern
"Some social psychological dimensions of
conflict and cooperation" paper presented at bi-annual meeting of the
International Sociological Association,
"Decisions and exchange 20 years later: Toward the development of models of semi-rational choice" paper presented at the Third Annual Group Processes Conference, College Park, Maryland, August 1990.
"Causality and theory
construction" paper presented at annual meetings of the North Central
"Aspects of winning and losing: group outcome and self-evaluation" Nag's Head Conference on Groups, Organizations, and Networks, Highland Beach, Florida, June 1991.
"Morris Rosenberg- a
memorial" presented at ASA memorial session for Morris Rosenberg,
"Interpersonal competition and cooperation: Group process interpretation of arms race and population ecology models", paper presented at Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, Ill., April, 1993, (with R. K. Leik).
"Computer simulation: an evolving component of theoretical research programs?" paper presented at International Institute of Sociology, Paris, June 1993.
"Computer simulation for
exploring theories" paper presented at American Sociological Association,
"Homelessness, illness and re-Housing" paper presented at American Sociological Association annual meetings, Los Angeles, CA, August 1994.
equity and satiation"
paper presented at the MicroComputing
section of American Sociological Association annual meetings,
"Interdependence and equality: computer simulations" paper presented at the annual meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, San Francisco, CA, April 1995.
"Illness as a path out of
homelessness" paper presented at the annual Research Institute of the
District of Columbia Sociological Association,
"Reciprocity and task interdependence, computer simulations" paper presented at Nag's Head Conference on Groups, Organizations and Networks, Highland Beach, Florida, June 1995.
"Need as a basis for reward allocation" paper presented at the First International Conference on Group Processes, Jagellonian University, Krakov, Poland; June 1996.
"Describing 'locking-in' in
dyadic interaction" B.F. Meeker and R. K. Leik,
paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association,
“Need as a Basis for Reward Expectations in Groups and Networks” presentation at the XXI annual Nag’s Head Conference on Groups, Organizations and Networks, Boca Raton, FL, May 1998.
“Some Philosophy of Science Issues
in the Use of Complex Computer Simulation Models”
presented at Vancouver Conference on Theory Development and Theory Testing in
“Non-linear dynamical models of the emergence of inequality in discussion groups” Paper presented at session on ”Mathematical Sociology”, the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Chicago, IL, August 1999.
“Status Processes and the Division
of Labor in Households” presented to ASA annual meeting, August 2000,
“Some Non-Linear Dynamics of Group Dynamics” presented to the Second Joint Japan-North America Conference on Mathematical Sociology May 31 - June 2, 2002 Vancouver, BC
“Getting In Each Other’s Way? Some Mathematical Aspects of Interaction in Small Groups” presented to annual meetings of American Sociological Association Chicago, Il, August, 2002
“Working Together: Dilemmas of Collaboration”. Presented at
the 4th International Conference on
Theory and Research in Group Processes and Social Psychology,
The Science of Group Processes: Getting it Wrong, Getting It Right; roundtable at ASA , NY, August 2007.