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The Study of Personal Space: Proxemics

Each of us has unspoken rules that govern the use of our personal space. The study of personal space is called proxemics.

Research personal space and discuss the basic spatial zones. Incorporate your personal experiences along with sound research into your discussion.

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1. Each of us has unspoken rules that govern the use of our personal space. The study of personal space is called proxemics. Research personal space and discuss the basic spatial zones. Incorporate your personal experiences along with sound research into your discussion.

I am wondering if you have started your research yet. I have located some for you to consider for this report.

The way personal space is structured and was coined as proxemics by E. t. Hall. In fact, studies of how people use physical space in interpersonal interaction most commonly use E. T. Hall's conceptual framework, which he called 'proxemics." Two ways Hall has defined proxemics are:

. . . the interrelated observations and theories of man's use of space as a specialized elaboration of
culture. (Hall, 1966, P. 1) . . . the study of man's transactions as he perceives and uses intimate, personal, social and public space in various settings while following out of awareness dictates of cultural paradigms. (Hall, 1974, p. 2, as cited in Ickinger, n.d. URL: http://www.sharktown.com/proxemics/intro.html).

Notice how together these definitions have three key components. First, proxemics involves the study of transactions, such as interpersonal interactions. Second, these ...

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This solution discusses personal space and discusses the basic spatial zones providing both research and real life examples. Supplemented with an article on research on proxemics.

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