Some confusion exists about the element of ecological psychology. Behavior Specimen Records were the first attempt to capture the richness of daily behavior. Behavior Settings were the units of behavior discoverd after conventional psychology was abandoned, but these were relayed to the community as a whole and individual behavior was deemphasized. This may account for the lack of acceptance in U.S. Psychology. But behavior settings when compared across communities and organizations of differing size led to undermanning theory which explained higher participation levels in smaller groups and organizations. The main philosophy of data collection in ecological psychology was to adopt the role of transducer and not impose manipulation of variables. While none of these concepts has been accepted by mainstreem U.S. Psychology, the need for unobtrusive, wholistic data collection is still felt as manifested in the transactional perspective, which repeats many of the tenets of early ecological psychology. Thus, the hope of the future is that this need will continue to be felt and the principles of ecological psychology will be discovered by a new generation in whatever form they may take.