The professor describes a woman’s travel. How does what you read support what you heard?
Edward T. Hall studied the behavior of different cultures regarding personal space, finding that Americans require the greatest distance—30 to 36 inches. This observation is supported by the professor’s American friend when she traveled abroad. Just as Hall observed, this woman felt very uncomfortable as she traveled to an area of the world whose inhabitants stand much closer than Americans do and who are more affectionate with strangers than Americans are. As soon as she understood what was considered to be normal behavior in the area, she modified her behavior and criticisms. The lecturer used his friend’s trip as evidence of the legitimacy of Hall’s work.