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Page 1 of 1 FMG On-Demand Video #8884: Space Invaders Psychological boundary What is it? How does it shape each person’s urban behavior? Examples of how we guard against having our bubble penetrated: On a bus, train – ‘Crowding’ – not just a physical state, but also a state of mind. Explain: City dwellers have developed a shared sense of what is the ‘correct’ number of people for X amount of a shared, public space. What are some examples of this? In some urban spaces it is impossible to maintain the integrity of our ‘bubble’ – e.g. when riding the subway – how do we cope, in such situations? The “middle-distance stare” – what is it; how do we use it? Each person has his/her own, unique “body-heat pattern” – where do we
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Unformatted text preview: encounter these? How do we respond to the body heat patterns of others? Leaving one of your possessions on a seat in a public place Why do we do this (what does it symbolize; what purpose does it serve)? How do others respond? Driving our cars instead of using public transport: In personal space terms, why do so many people prefer to commute in their cars? What is it about being in our cars that begets road rage? Road rage How many people per day die as a direct function of road rage incidents? Crowd behavior: How is being part of a crowd, e.g. at a spectator sporting event, different from other urban situations where personal space issues come up? What do we do in such situations and why do we do it?...
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