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Personal Space in Psychology: Definition, Cultural Differences & Issues

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Which of the following is NOT true about why we have personal spaces?

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1. Which of the following classifications of people did Edward T. Hall think were most comfortable speaking at a distance of 10+ feet apart?

2. Which of the following is NOT typical body language when someone's personal space is invaded?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many factors that can change how large or small our personal space may be. This quiz/worksheet combo will help determine your understanding of these invisible bubbles. The quiz will ask you to identify the three ways that people develop ideas about personal space and define innate behavior.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will test you on the following aspects of personal space:

  • Talking within a few inches of another's face in many Middle Eastern countries
  • The point in time when personal space is learned in our environment
  • Feelings of a person whose personal space is invaded

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about personal space
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define innate behavior
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ways in which people develop ideas about personal space
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about personal space in another culture

Additional Learning

To examine issues about personal space, study the lesson, Personal Space in Psychology: Definition, Cultural Differences & Issues. The following objectives are covered:

  • Identify the distance of space the average person needs
  • Explore cultural differences
  • Recognize Darwinism's role
  • Understand how personal space distances can change
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