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proxemics

Definition of Proxemics

(noun) The study of physical space as part of non-verbal communication in different situations.

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  • Edward Hall (1914–2009) developed the concept of proxemics and tacit culture. Hall studied the distances between people during conversations and categorized four distinct distances: intimate, personal, social, and public.

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “proxemics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 20, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/proxemics/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

proxemics. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/proxemics/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “proxemics.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 20, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/proxemics/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“proxemics.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 20 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/proxemics/>.