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The Effects of Population Density and Noise Paper

Gregory Mills

PSY/460

March, 9 2011
Professor Darnell Anderson

The Effects of Population Density and Noise Paper

The population of the World is increasing rapidly, with teenagers having children before their adults and the probability of twins and triplets have increased. Cities are becoming overcrowded and the average household is increasing every year. As cities become crowded, the only thing that could help is to create more space, all the hustle of growing cities pose many dangers for people such as concern for privacy and noise levels. Protection of privacy and against noise is important for one’s health and safety. Describe the concepts of territoriality, privacy, and personal space. As cities population continues to increase the problem of personal space and privacy becomes an issue. The definition of territoriality is the marking and defense of a boundary that created to protect against intrusion from unfamiliar things or people (Arkkelin & Veitch, 1995). The most recent meaning of territoriality is the monitoring of space around something, mainly the distance from themselves and other people. Territoriality is branched off within three domains: primary, secondary, and public. Primary territories is when something that is owned by a person for a permanent amount of time such as a bedroom. Secondary territory are areas that are not owned entirely or permanently but rented, they have less control by their occupants such as a neighborhood bar (Brown, Lawrence & Robinson, 2005). Last, public territories are open to anyone, mainly a first come first serve basis such as a booth at a fast food restaurant. There is overlap in these three branches because as the population increases it will soon become serious competition. In perspective, the goal of territorial practices and territorial behaviors is to control privacy (Arkkelin & Veitch, 1995). Although primary...
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