What is Proxemics? - Definition & Examples


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When you're having a conversation with a friend or a family member, what kind of space are you likely in?

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1. Which of the following best describes physical territory?

2. You are meeting friends at a restaurant you really like. You feel comfortable here, but it's not quite as personal as your home. What kind of space is this restaurant, according to proxemics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet are designed to assess your knowledge of proxemics. You will need to be familiar with different types of territories discussed in the lesson in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize both of these resources to figure out what you know about:

  • How forms of space are related to cultural norms around the globe
  • The type of space where you are standing 4-12 feet away from another person
  • A space that you are in when talking to a friend or family
  • A physical territory
  • Space used at a restaurant

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of space used while communicating
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a physical territory and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have acquired about forms of space and their relation to cultural norms in the world

Additional Learning

Gain additional knowledge about these territories with the lesson: What is Proxemics? - Definition & Examples. Some goals you can complete thanks to this lesson include:

  • Define proxemics
  • Review characteristics of different territories
  • Compare and contrast different types of space