As social distance becomes an increasingly popular phenomenon, it has attracted a great deal of attention from the academic world.
For many of us, this has been a difficult and frustrating journey to get a grasp on the concept.
The first attempt to grasp the concept was made by sociologist Peter Dunbar in the 1960s, and he described it as an attempt to understand social behaviour.
As we have discussed, the concept is based on the idea that social distance between people has a role to play in determining how people relate to each other.
The social distance hypothesis posits that social interactions occur when two people (one of whom is perceived as ‘other’) interact in ways that cause a degree of social discomfort.
The other person is perceived to be the ‘other’ and is therefore perceived as being less than socially acceptable.
The result is that a socially acceptable level of discomfort occurs.
According to Dunbar, social distance is thus a measure of how far apart two people are.
This means that the social distance of a person will vary from person to person.
For example, if a woman is perceived by her husband as having more social distance than a man, the husband will perceive her as less desirable and the woman will perceive him as more desirable.
If a man is perceived from a distance by his wife as having less social distance, the wife will perceive the man as more acceptable and the man will perceive his wife more desirable, depending on the distance between the two people.
According a theory put forward by Dunbar and others, this distance will depend on two factors: 1.
The distance between two people that is perceived between them by the other person; and 2.
The degree of distance between those two people, measured in terms of the degree of discomfort.
This distance will be related to the degree to which the two individuals have experienced discomfort in the past.
One of the ways in which this theory is useful is that it allows us to see that there are people who are perceived as having socially acceptable levels of discomfort in their relationships with others, and thus are perceived to have socially acceptable social distance.
The fact that we can measure this distance helps us to understand how a certain social behaviour affects other people, especially those who are in close relationships.
This is why the concept of social distance has become so popular in the social sciences.
But how does it work?
Dunbar’s theory of social distances has become one of the most important ideas in the field of social psychology.
Since it is based partly on the theory of intertemporal distance, it is very interesting to study how this theory works in a world where the distance can vary from one person to the next.
So, I thought I would look into the research behind the concept and explore the social psychology of social and intertemperate distance in more detail.