Proxemics and Privacy: Managing the Problems of Life in Confined Environments

  • Douglas Raybeck
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Western societies, including the United States, place considerable emphasis on the concept of privacy. Privacy is something to which nearly all Westerners believe they are entitled, and most individuals will go to considerable lengths to establish a territory that they can regard as private, whether this is a house, an apartment, or simply a room. The absence of privacy and the crowding that frequently accompanies such a condition have been blamed for many social ills including greater family friction, increased juvenile delinquency, and the like (Ashcraft & Scheflen, 1976).


Interpersonal Interaction Personal Space Experimental Social Psychology Crowded Environment Rest Area 
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