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Proxemics is a subcategory of the study of nonverbal communication along with haptics (touch), kinesics (body movement), vocalics (paralanguage), and chronemics (structure of time).[1] Proxemics can be defined as "the interrelated observations and theories of man's use of space as a specialized elaboration of culture".[2] Edward T. Hall, the cultural anthropologist who coined the term in 1963, emphasized the impact of proxemic behavior (the use of space) on interpersonal communication. Hall believed that the value in studying proxemics comes from its applicability in evaluating not only the way people interact with others in daily life, but also "the organization of space in [their] houses and buildings, and ultimately the layout of [their] towns.[3] Personal space[edit] The most portable types of space. kinesthetic factors touching code visual code This category denotes the amount of eye contact between participants. thermal code olfactory code voice loudness Cultural factors[edit] T. Related:  Virtual Reality vs. PhobiasClose Quarters

Psychology for Designers Psicologia ambientale e architettonica. Come l'ambiente e l'architettura influenzano la mente e il comportamento - Costa Marco - Franco Angeli - Libro - Libreria Universitaria - 9788856810875 Descrizione L'ambiente e l'architettura hanno influenze fondamentali nel formare la nostra identità, i nostri pensieri e le nostre emozioni. Ugualmente l'uomo è l'essere umano che più di ogni altro può modificare l'ambiente per adattarlo ai propri scopi attraverso cambiamenti del territorio e delle scelte architettoniche. La psicologia ambientale ci insegna anche chiaramente che l'uomo con il suo comportamento è l'essere che più di ogni altro può avere effetti distruttivi e nocivi sull'ambiente. A partire dalla rappresentazione mentale dell'ambiente, questo manuale passa in rassegna la gestione dello spazio personale ed i comportamenti di territorialità, le radici psicologiche dell'estetica del paesaggio e dell'architettura, le diverse influenze psicologiche di ambienti urbani e rurali, l'ottimizzazione della progettazione architettonica di aree residenziali, istituzionali, museali, del divertimento. Dettagli del libro italiano Titolo: Psicologia ambientale e architettonica.

Human bonding Human bonding is the process of development of a close, interpersonal relationship. It most commonly takes place between family members or friends,[1] but can also develop among groups, such as sporting teams and whenever people spend time together. Bonding is a mutual, interactive process, and is different from simple liking. Etymology[edit] The term comes from the 12th century, Middle English word band, which refers to something that binds, ties, or restrains. Early views[edit] Eryximachus reasons that when various opposing elements such as wet and dry are "animated by the proper species of Love, they are in harmony with one another ... Plato concludes that the highest form of love is the greatest. In the 1660s, the Dutch philosopher Spinoza wrote, in his Ethics of Human Bondage or the Strength of the Emotions, that the term bondage relates to the human infirmity in moderating and checking the emotions. Pair bonding[edit] Limerent bond[edit] Parental bonding[edit] Attachment[edit]

Strangers on a bus: Study reveals lengths commuters go to avoid each other You're on the bus, and one of the only free seats is next to you. How, and why, do you stop another passenger sitting there? New research reveals the tactics commuters use to avoid each other, a practice the paper published in Symbolic Interaction describes as 'nonsocial transient behavior.' The study was carried out by Esther Kim, from Yale University, who chalked up thousands of miles of bus travel to examine the unspoken rules and behaviors of commuters. Over three years Kim took coach trips across the United States. "We live in a world of strangers, where life in public spaces feels increasingly anonymous," said Kim. Kim found that the greatest unspoken rule of bus travel is that if other seats are available you shouldn't sit next to someone else. "I became what's known as an experienced traveler and I jotted down many of the different methods people use to avoid sitting next to someone else," said Kim. The best advice from Kim's fellow passengers was: • Pretend to be asleep

The psychology of design explained - Features Anna Richardson Taylor explores the importance of an understanding of psychology when it comes to design What does the World Wide Fund for Nature’s logo have in common with a jar of Waitrose Honey? They both use a stylised image of an animal, and are examples of simple yet effective design. They are also both neat practical applications of the psychological theories of Gestalt. Developed by German psychologists in the 1920s, Gestalt theories explain how people tend to organise visual elements into groups, and how the whole is often greater than its parts. Whether this only vaguely rings a distant bell of your design education, Gestalt and other psychological hypotheses – such as colour theory or semiotics – are still very much in evidence in today’s creative industries. Branding agency Turner Duckworth often plays with the core tenets of Gestalt, having created the design that appears on jars of Waitrose’s own-brand honey, for example. Theory test Social proof is one such bias.

Persone | Centro Interuniversitario di Ricerca in Psicologia Ambientale Direttore Marino Bonaiuto Comitato Scientifico Marino Bonaiuto - Sapienza Università di Roma Gesualdo Zucco - Università degli Studi di Padova Giuseppe Carrus - Università di Roma Tre Ferdinando Fornara - Università degli Studi di Cagliari Ida Galli - Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II" Maria Rosa Baroni - Università degli Studi di Padova Membri afferenti Università degli Studi di Cagliari Rappresentante di Sede: Ferdinando Fornara Dipartimento di Psicologia Ferdinando Fornara, Ricercatore Marina Mura, Ricercatore Università degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali Ida Galli Roberto Fasanelli Università degli Studi di Padova Rappresentante di Sede: Gesualdo Zucco Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale Gesualdo Zucco, Professore Straordinario Roberta Maeran, Professore Associato Adriano Zamperini, Professore Associato Caterina Suitner, Ricercatrice Francesca Pazzaglia, Professore Straordinario Erika Borella,Ricercatrice Dipartimento di Psicologia dello Sviluppo e Socializzazione

Propinquity Effect Explanations > Theories > Propinquity Effect Description | Research | Example | So What? | See also | References Description The more we meet and interact with people, the more likely we are to become friends with them. As we meet people we become familiar and find things we like about them. It is not so much 'birds of a feather flock together' as 'birds who just happen to be near each other grow similar feathers'. Research Festinger, Schachter and Back (1950) followed friendships in a small two-floor apartment building. Example Friendships appear in neighborhoods, workplaces, college classes and other places where people get together. So what? Using it To build trust, make friends. Resisting When you keep bumping into a friendly person, be aware of the potential for them to have ulterior motives. See also Contact Hypothesis, Mere Exposure Theory, Friendship, Law of Attraction References |awa|

Breaching experiment The assumption behind this approach is not only that individuals engage daily in building up "rules" for social interaction, but also that people are unaware they are doing so.[2] The work of sociologist Erving Goffman laid the theoretical foundation for ways to study the construction of everyday social meanings and behavioral norms, especially by breaking unstated but universally accepted rules. Garfinkel expanded on this idea by developing ethnomethodology as a qualitative research method for social scientists. Later, in the 1970s and 80s, famous social psychologist, Stanley Milgram, developed two experiments which enabled observations of responses to breaches in social norms to be quantified in order to empirically analyze people's reactions to the violation of social norms.[3][4] Erving Goffman on social interaction[edit] Goffman further states that social gatherings have significant importance for organizing social life. Harold Garfinkel and "making commonplace scenes visible"[edit]

Interior design psychology Interior design psychology is a field within environmental psychology, which concerns the environmental conditions of the interior. It is a direct study of the relationship between an environment and how that environment affects the behaviour of its inhabitants, with the aim of maximising the positive affects of this relationship. Through interior design psychology the performance and efficiency of the space and the wellbeing of the individual are improved. Figures like Walter Benjamin, Sigmund Freud, John B. Calhoun and Jean Baudrillard have shown that by incorporating this psychology into design one can control an environment and to an extent, the relationship and behaviour of its inhabitants. An example of this is seen through the rat experiments conducted by Calhoun in which he noted the aggression, killing and changed sexual tendencies amongst rats. Proxemics[edit] Studies the amount of space people feel necessary to have between themselves and others. Defensible Space[edit]

The Measurement of Meaning - Charles E Osgood, George J Suci, Percy Tannenbaum Food and Depopulation: International Takeover by the UN (Part 3 of 4) June 16, 2010 by Cassandra Anderson Most people think that the United Nations is a noble enterprise and they don’t understand the history and malignant character of the UN. Christina Aguilera, Drew Barrymore and Sean Penn are probably unaware, even though they are UN Ambassadors to the World Food Program (WFP), that the intent of the UN is to implement one world government. The UN WFP, which spreads GMOs in poor countries, is just one tool used for advancing the goals of UN Agenda 21, the overarching blueprint for depopulation and total control. The UN grew out of the League of Nations, which withered after Woodrow Wilson ( Edward House’s puppet), failed to convince Congress that international treaties and entangling alliances were good for America. USAID (US Agency for International Development) is a an independent federal agency that is concerned with economic growth and advancing US foreign policy and interests, under the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. F.

Colour Emotion Guide Colin Ellard - You Are Here I've just begun a sabbatical year -- lots of writing projects in the works, some new experiments afoot and, the part that makes this time so valuable -- a chance to find a different pace, shake up old routines, and plan for the next chunk of my academic life. I find that one of the best ways to accomplish the latter part of this agenda is on foot, so I've been trying to establish a routine of daily walks, just as I did for my last sabbatical in 2006. Back then, I had just moved to a little village in Nova Scotia. This time around, I'm sticking more closely to home and the local environment couldn't be more different. Yesterday's walk took me first through Victoria park, a gorgeous urban greenspace which includes a playground, a water park, a small lake and lots of gardens and trees, and then down through much of the city of Kitchener's urban core. I can't imagine the same kind of thing happening on Kitchener's streets.

Food & Depopulation: Scams and Solutions (Part 4 of 4) June 23, 2010 The Food & Depopulation series of articles has been written for people who think that conspiracies are mere theories, that the American government is working in our best interest and that the United Nations is benevolent. Nothing could be further from the truth; irrefutable proof of this is explained in the previous three articles. 1. 2. The Supreme Court refused to hear any of the facts regarding the dangers and past record of contamination; lone dissenter Justice Stevens said, “the district court did not abuse its discretion when, after considering the voluminous record and making the aforementioned findings, it issued the order now before us.” 3. 4. NGOs (Non Governmental Organizations), in the modern definition, spring from the United Nations and act as ‘consultants’ to the UN; no government representatives are allowed as members. This is how the scam works: • NGOs create policy statements to be adopted by the UN that become international policy. Sources:

Proxemics - The study of how people use and relate to space (territory). The method normally relies on observation, but interviewees can be asked to talk about their experience. Where do people sit in a meeting? How does open space in a housing estate influence behaviour? How close do people stand to each other? What about the placing of deckchairs on a beach? How does the use of space vary between different cultures?

Found in: Davies, M. (2007) Doing a Successful Research Project: Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods. Basingstoke, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781403993793. by raviii Jul 31