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Why is the Concept of ‘Personal Space’ Important for Human Beings? Justify Your Answer with the Help of an Example. - Psychology

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Why is the concept of ‘personal space’ important for human beings? Justify your answer with the help of an example.

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Personal space, or the comfortable physical space one generally likes to maintain around oneself, is affected by a high density environment. In a crowded context, there is a restriction on personal space, and this can also be a cause of negative reactions to crowding.

For example :- In social situations,human beings like to maintain a certain physical distance from the person with whom they are interacting. This is called interpersonal physical distance, and is a part of a broader concept called personal space, i.e. the physical space we like to have all around us. One reason for the negative reactions to crowding, as described earlier, is the decrease in personal space.

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NCERT Class 12 Psychology Textbook
Chapter 8 Psychology and Life
Exercise | Q 5 | Page 175
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