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Updated: 3/27/2020
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  • Territoriality
  • I also did some deeper research and found that humans display signs of territoriality too! According to Brown, Lawrence and Robinsson (2005), territoriality is the behavioural expressions and feelings of an individual, over his or her ownership of a physical or social object (Savolainen, 2015).
  • We certainly use various methods to display our ownership over many things.
  • Territorial Reinforcement
  • BEN
  • BEN'S BOOKS
  • BEN'S BOOKS ISNational BookSeller Certified
  • Look at how Ben shows ownership of his space. He uses a "Ben's Books" Banner, a name tag on his computer and displays his Book Seller Certificate on the wall as symbols of identification.
  • Types of Territoriality
  • Let us discuss in-depth the main types of territoriality I mentioned earlier. A Primary territory is a domain owned and strictly controlled by a person daily (Taylor & Stough, 1978). For instance, my home office right here.
  • Great, like my bedroom at home. It was made into a safe space by me and I designed it to fit my personality.
  • Territoriality is also closely related to the concept of psychological ownership which refers to how the mindset of individuals, as owners, is closely related to the way they define themselves (Savolainen, 2015).
  • Types of Territoriality
  • A secondary territory is more of a public space, where conflict can occur if persons want to use a particular spot or item that is not necessarily owned by someone (Taylor & Stough, 1978).
  • Oh, I understand. For instance,the table I prefer to always sit at, at the coffee shop.
  • Ownership is displayed by: Identity-oriented marking (personalization of one’s space); Controlled oriented marking (“employees only” sign on a door); Anticipatory defenses (locks and fences and Reactionary defenses (Informal aspects include glares and arguments. Formal aspects can include a letter of protest to the manager or legal action in the case of trespassing. (Brown & Robinson, 2010).
  • Types of Territoriality
  • I can see that the significance of each territoriality varies in people's lives, and time spent in each area per day also varies by person or group. Great Chat!
  • According to Taylor and Stough (1978), the primary territory can be personalized and protected by the individual or group that own's it on a day-to-day basis.
  • Conversation with A Relative
  • I simply cannot wait to hear whether her reactions are similar to what we have been discussing.
  • Of all the types of territoriality, she was very expressive in terms of secondary territoriality, as she is a frequent gym goer where the use of gym lockers are encouraged. Lockers are not personalized as it is a public gym, but she has her favourite locker.
  • Secondary territories refer to semi-public places in which an individual interacts with others relatively often but the space or elements of the space do not necessarily always belong to the person; hence, conflicts between individuals or groups can occur if the space is not personalized (Taylor & Stough, 1978). For instance, a public gym locker.
  • Public territories spaces that are open to almost anyone given that the individuals follow the ideal regulations of the public area. These include recreational areas such as the park, public pool centers and beaches (Taylor & Stough, 1978).
  • Public spaces that are open to anyone that follows the rules for order are known as public territories (Taylor & Stough, 1978).
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