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By Mehmet R. Gürkaynak Ph.D., W. Ayhan LeCompte Ph.D. (auth.), Mehmet R. Gürkaynak Ph.D., W. Ayhan LeCompte Ph.D. (eds.)

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This quantity comprises papers chosen from between these submitted to the Symposium on "Human outcomes of Crowding", held in Antalya, Turkey, 6-11 November, 1977. understanding a world symposium of this scope, and getting ready the manu­ script for ebook afterwards, necessitated the help and help of such a lot of people who it's most unlikely to call all yet some of them. to start with, we're par­ ticularly thankful to the clinical Affairs department of NATO (Special Programme Panel on Human Factors), and the center East Technical collage in Ankara, Turkey, the co-sponsors of the Symposium. Dr. Robert B. Bechtel of the Environ­ psychological learn and improvement beginning, Tucson, Arizona, U. S. A . • joined the editors of the current quantity in making plans the Symposium, and acted as a "point of touch" for the Americas and the Pacific area. An advisory board including Mithat

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We have, then, an operational def'mition of crowding that is located in the environment, external to the animal and easily separated from the effects of crowding. , that the chances for interfering contacts were not the same. New York may seem crowded at 340 square feet per person because there are more interfering contacts than in Hong Kong with only 43 square feet per person. Yet, the differences may be due to cultural norms but the cultural norms define at what point the number of human contacts will become interfering.

The main problem with the model is to empirically def"me the seriousness of crowding effects on the various tasks of human behavior. Crowding that interferes with reproductive tasks is potentially the most serious. This is followed by crowding that affects sustenance tasks. INTRODUCTION The Problem of Def"mition The topic of crowding is currently in vogue. The recent books by Freedman (1975), Altman (1975), and Saegert (1976) are representative of a burgeoning literature on the subject. Yet, despite this proliferation there seems to be a basic problem of def"mition.

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