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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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