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Proxemics

  • By: Peter A. Andersen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

The study of communication through interpersonal space and distance is called proxemics. This area of theory and research on nonverbal communication encompasses the study of personal space, territoriality, crowding, and density. How we employ space during interaction sends ...

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