Title

Social Status: Effect on Personal Space Invasion

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

What is personal space and how is it affected by the presence of a perceived status symbol? This study duplicates the design of Latta (1978). A chair positioned at a 6 seat table, and another chair on wheels placed just inside the door are the only seating available One of two status conditions were placed in the chair at the table. Once the participant rolled the chair over to the table a tape measure was used to document the distance chosen. Results showed significance between the two conditions with greater space required for the perceived status condition.

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May 29th, 9:00 AM May 29th, 11:00 AM

Social Status: Effect on Personal Space Invasion

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

What is personal space and how is it affected by the presence of a perceived status symbol? This study duplicates the design of Latta (1978). A chair positioned at a 6 seat table, and another chair on wheels placed just inside the door are the only seating available One of two status conditions were placed in the chair at the table. Once the participant rolled the chair over to the table a tape measure was used to document the distance chosen. Results showed significance between the two conditions with greater space required for the perceived status condition.