Instruments in this topic measure behaviors within the context of a specific social environment. Many of these instruments are part of the Social Climate Scales — a set of environmental assessment procedures that cover a variety of social contexts.
Social environments greatly affect behaviors of the individuals within them. Social environments include family environment, work environment, and school environment, as well as more specific environments like military, university residence, and correctional institutions. By assessing their effect on behavior, environments can be changed and optimized to promote desirable behaviors and to reduce undesirable behaviors.