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ERIC Number: ED119076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
"Don't Fence Me In": Personal Space Depends Upon Architectural Enclosure.
Pempus, Eric; And Others
Proxemic behavior was unobtrusively observed in open and enclosed environments with concurrent variation of the approach of subject to confederate or confederate to subject. The sex of subject and the sex of confederate were also varied, with nesting on the sex of confederate variable. A robust environment effect indicated that personal space is larger in enclosed areas. The nesting variable also proved significant, indicating that some difference between confederates other than sex contributed to personal space differences. Further research is recommended with respect to the effects of human proxemic behavior of both design variables and personal characteristics of the others. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, August 30 to September 2, 1975)