Essay about The Effects of Population Density and Noise - Psy 460

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Running head: The Effects of Population and Noise Pollution

The Effects of Population Density and Noise Pollution University of Phoenix PSY 460 Dr. Michael Mckellip

The Effects of Population Density and Noise The term population density is described as a measurement of the number of people in an area. It is calculated by dividing the number of people by area. As of the last U.S. census, the average population density of the United States was 87.4 people per square mile (US Census Bureau, 2010). This is just an objective fact though and has little, if any, applicability to the average American’s daily life. However, when issues of excess population noise and
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Public territories are more distinct in that they do not belong to any person and are generally accessible to anyone, for example a beach. Territorial Privacy Territorial privacy refers to one of the oldest understandings of privacy and can be described in simple terms as “the right to be let alone” (Warren and Brandeis 1890). This can be interpreted as the right of a person to determine when and how other entities are allowed to participate in his or her personal territory. The aim of territorial privacy is to control access to those real-time observation channels as a whole, whereas information privacy aims to control access to specific personal information that may be encapsulated in those channels, but also information available from several other non-real-time sources. The main challenge arising from future smart environments is to find solutions for controlling observation channels in order to define territorial privacy boundaries that are consistent in the virtual and physical world (Solove, 2008). Personal Space Personal space has been defined as “an area with invisible boundaries surrounding a person’s body into which intruders may not come (Sommer, 1969).” Personal space differs from other territories in that it is portable, but emphasizes distance for the purposes of exclusion of others. Spatial boundaries are upheld by rules of civility and social respect. We each have