He has received two medals for one of his specialties, cross-cultural studies. He was also Past President of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research.
He also co-authored the book (with James Joseph) "I Lived Inside The Campus Revolution." (1970) Cowles Book Co, New York.
Divale, William 1974 Migration, External Warfare, and Matrilocal Residence. Behavior Science Research 9: 75–133.
1975 An Explanation for Matrilocal Residence. In Being Female: Reproduction, Power, and Change, Dana Raphael, ed. The Hague: Mouton, pp. 99-108.
1976 Using Date of European Contact for Time-Lagged Variables in Cross-Cultural Surveys. Behavior Science Research 11:39-55.
1976 Female Status and Cultural Evolution: A Study in Ethnographer Bias. Behavior Science Research 11:169-211.
1977 Living Floor Area and Marital Residence: A Replication. Behavior Science Research 12:109-115.
2004 Codebook of variables for the standard cross-cultural sample. World Cultures 14: 1–347.
Divale, William, Frosine Chamberis and Deborah Gangloff 1976 War, Peace, and Marital Residence in Pre-Industrial Societies. Journal of Conflict Resolution 20:57-78.
Divale, William, and Marvin Harris 1978 The male supremacist complex: discovery of a cultural invention. American Anthropologist 80:668–671.
Divale, William and Clifford Zipin 1977 Hunting and the Development of Sign Language: A Cross-Cultural Test. Journal of Anthropological Research 33:185-201.
Divale, William, Daria Khaltourina and Andrey Korotayev 2002 A Corrected Version of the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample Database. World Cultures 13(1): 62-98.