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Space invaders

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Alternate title:Space invaders : strategies for life in a crowd
Summary: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.
Contributor:Klein, Leanne
Lawson, Denis
Provider:Wall to Wall Television
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Learning Channel (Firm)
ITEL (Firm)
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Personal space
Crowding stress
Avoidance (Psychology)
Social interaction
Genre:Educational television programs
Credits:Director, Leanne Klein. Narrator, Denis Lawson. Film editor, James Gold; photographer, Brian McDairmant; music, Paul Englishby; series consultant, Professor Stanton Newman; research, Patricia Dunnett.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Films@UM Browse terms:Health, Family Studies
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