In this program, the need for personal space is explored through the avoidance behaviors people employ to maintain a perceived distance from others, such as falling into a "middle-distance stare" in a crowded subway; the use of a proxy, like a jacket on a barstool, to reserve a place; the attitudes of drivers towards other cars on the road, which can lead to road rage; and the unconscious cooperation displayed in sharing public places. The phenomenon of crowd identity, in which the rules of personal space are willingly suspended, is also examined.
Klein, Leanne; Lawson, Denis
Wall to Wall Television; Channel Four (Great Britain); Learning Channel (Firm); ITEL (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Educational television programs
Personal and Family Lives; Health, Family Studies; Personal space; Crowding stress; Avoidance (Psychology); Social interaction
North America; United States; New Jersey
Distinctive Media Collections
- Rights Statement
- In Copyright
Access is restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
- Physical Description
25 minutes; color
Access condition: campus-only.
Director, Leanne Klein. Narrator, Denis Lawson. Film editor, James Gold; photographer, Brian McDairmant; music, Paul Englishby; series consultant, Professor Stanton Newman; research, Patricia Dunnett.
- Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089696; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10701; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3176; Catalog Key: alephsys004131043; OCLC: ocn607126580
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