The development of personal space: Proxemic behavior of children 6 through 16

@article{Aiello1974TheDO,
  title={The development of personal space: Proxemic behavior of children 6 through 16},
  author={John R. Aiello and Tyra Carlo Aiello},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={1974},
  volume={2},
  pages={177-189}
}
Observations were made of the personal space behaviors of same-sex pairs of children, aged 6–16. Results indicated that children used more space as they grew older and that adult proxemic behaviors were acquired by age 12. While in the younger children no sex differences were present for the proxemic behaviors of distance and body orientation, males were found by early adolescence to stand farther apart and at greater angles than females. The development of personal space and of sex differences… Expand
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