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What is the relationship between crowding and personal space? Please include an example of this relationship in your response.

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This solution discusses the possible relationship between personal space and crowding and explains research in the field. An example of this relationship is also given in the response. References are included.

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Everyone needs their own personal space, especially those who suffer from anxiety disorders. Research shows that people suffering from anxiety need a larger personal space than those who do not. Giandomenico Iannetti, Neuroscientist at the University College London conducted a research study consisting of attaching electrodes delivering small electric shocks to the hands of 15 healthy people. The participants also wore a device that measured the electrical activation of the muscles that are used to blink, which is a common defense reaction. During the study, those participating held out one hand a varying distances from their face, and then ...

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