Yes, both personal space and territoriality are very important to our well-being and infringing on these can have great negative influences on persons.
I do. But that means you can understand why Shania's actions really upset me.
Good morning ladies.What are you guys talking about?
I think so. It's like protecting your property, right?
Dad, have you ever heard about territoriality>
How about we go to the living room and i'll tell you.
You see dad, territoriality is a set of behavours and cognitions an organism or group exhibit based on percieved ownership of physical space.
It is the poces of demarcating your space for protection, security and peace of mind.
So an example would be how i feel about our home and i would want to protect it and you all.
Exactly! The locks and are actual barriers, items such as the flowers are symbolic barriers, lights are example of traces, and the dogs, provide detectability.
Now there are 3 types of territories : Primary seconday and Public.
A primary territory is a space controlled by and identified with the person or group who uses it exclusively and to whom it is essential. E.g. a bedroom or home (APA Dictionary, 2018).
That's why we have a fence and alarm system, locks on the door and our dogs; to keep intuders out.
Actual barriers, symbolic barriers, traces and detectability are the four main classes of environmental features. Architects often consider these factors when creating a safe and comfortable environment.
The APA dictionary defines a secondary territory as a space routinely used by a person or group who does not control or use it exclusively. (APA Dictionary, 2018). E.g. a school library or community golf course
A secondary territory is a shared space used by a particular group.