Handbooks  of  human  communication  describe   personal   distance   as   a   protective   bubble   surrounding   our   body  and  stress  the  role  of  sex  (along  with  other  cultural  and   situational  factors)  in  stretching  and  shrinking  it.  Using  data   from  a  simulated  dyadic  interaction  procedure,  we  show  that   putative  effects  of  sex  may  be  explained  by  effects  of  one’s   arm   length   in   same-­sex   and   different-­sex   interactions.   This   suggests  that  biological  factors  related  to  the  body  schema   provide   the   crucial   constraints   on   the   use   of   personal   space   for  communication.

Proxemics Revisited: Similar Effects of Arm Length on Men's and Women's Personal Distances / Bruno, Nicola; M., Muzzolini. - In: UNIVERSAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 2332-3477. - 1:(2)(2013), pp. 46-52. [10.13189/ujp.2013.010204]

Proxemics Revisited: Similar Effects of Arm Length on Men's and Women's Personal Distances.

BRUNO, Nicola;
2013

Abstract

Handbooks  of  human  communication  describe   personal   distance   as   a   protective   bubble   surrounding   our   body  and  stress  the  role  of  sex  (along  with  other  cultural  and   situational  factors)  in  stretching  and  shrinking  it.  Using  data   from  a  simulated  dyadic  interaction  procedure,  we  show  that   putative  effects  of  sex  may  be  explained  by  effects  of  one’s   arm   length   in   same-­sex   and   different-­sex   interactions.   This   suggests  that  biological  factors  related  to  the  body  schema   provide   the   crucial   constraints   on   the   use   of   personal   space   for  communication.
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