Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison

@article{Sorokowska2017PreferredID,
  title={Preferred Interpersonal Distances: A Global Comparison},
  author={Agnieszka Sorokowska and Piotr Sorokowski and Peter Hilpert and Katarzyna Cantarero and Tomasz Frackowiak and Khodabakhsh Ahmadi and Ahmad M. Alghraibeh and Richmond Nii Okai Aryeetey and Anna Bertoni and Karim Bettache and Sheyla Blumen and Marta Błażejewska and Tiago Bortolini and Marina L. Butovskaya and Felipe Nalon Castro and Hakan Çetinkaya and Diana Cunha and Daniel David and Oana Alexandra David and Fahd A. Dileym and Alejandra del Carmen Dom{\'i}nguez Espinosa and Silvia Donato and Daria A. Dronova and Seda Dural and Jitka Fialov{\'a} and Maryanne Fisher and Evrim Gulbetekin and Aslıhan Hamamcıoğlu Akkaya and Ivana Hromatko and Raffaella Iafrate and Mariana Iesyp and Bawo Onesirosan James and Jelena Jaranovic and Feng Jiang and Charles Obadiah Kimamo and Grete Kjelvik and Fırat Koç and Amos K. Laar and F{\'i}via de Ara{\'u}jo Lopes and Guillermo Macbeth and Nicole M. Marcano and Roc{\'i}o Mart{\'i}nez and Norbert Mesk{\'o} and Natalya Molodovskaya and Khadijeh Moradi and Zahra Motahari and Alexandra M{\"u}hlhauser and Jean Carlos Natividade and Joseph Mpeera Ntayi and Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Oluyinka Ojedokun and Mohd Sofian Bin Omar-Fauzee and Ike E. Onyishi and Anna Paluszak and Alda Patr{\'i}cia Marques Portugal and Eugenia Razumiejczyk and Anu Realo and Ana Paula Relvas and Maria Rivas and Muhammad Anas Rizwan and Svjetlana Salki{\vc}evi{\'c} and Ivan Sarmany-Schuller and Susanne Schmehl and Oksana Senyk and Charlotte Sinding and Eftychia Stamkou and Stanislava Yordanova Stoyanova and Denisa {\vS}ukolov{\'a} and Nina Sutresna and Meri Tadinac and Andero Teras and Edna L{\'u}cia Tinoco Ponciano and Ritu Tripathi and Nachiketa Tripathi and Mamta Tripathi and Olja Uhryn and Maria Em{\'i}lia Yamamoto and Gyesook Yoo and John D. Pierce},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={48},
  pages={577 - 592}
}
Human spatial behavior has been the focus of hundreds of previous research studies. However, the conclusions and generalizability of previous studies on interpersonal distance preferences were limited by some important methodological and sampling issues. The objective of the present study was to compare preferred interpersonal distances across the world and to overcome the problems observed in previous studies. We present an extensive analysis of interpersonal distances over a large data set (N… Expand

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