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dc.contributor.authorWelsch, Robin-
dc.contributor.authorWessels, Marlene-
dc.contributor.authorBernhard, Christoph-
dc.contributor.authorThönes, Sven-
dc.contributor.authorCastell, Christoph von-
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-11T09:41:38Z-
dc.date.available2022-04-11T09:41:38Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.urihttps://openscience.ub.uni-mainz.de/handle/20.500.12030/6890-
dc.description.abstractIn the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been mandated to keep enlarged distances from others. We interviewed 136 German subjects over five weeks from the end of March to the end of April 2020 during the first wave of infections about their preferred interpersonal distance (IPD) before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the pandemic, subjects adapted to distance requirements and preferred a larger IPD. This enlarged IPD was judged to partially persist after the pandemic crisis. People anticipated keeping more IPD to others even if there was no longer any risk of a SARS-CoV-2 infection. We also sampled two follow-up measurements, one in August, after the first wave of infections had been flattened, and one in October 2020, at the beginning of the second wave. Here, we observed that IPD varied with the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 within Germany. Overall, our data indicated that adaptation to distance requirements might happen asymmetrically. Preferred IPD rapidly adapted in response to distance requirements, but an enlargement of IPD may partially linger after the COVID-19 pandemic-crisis. We discuss our findings in light of proxemic theory and as an indicator for socio-cultural adaptation beyond the course of the pandemic.en_GB
dc.language.isoengde
dc.rightsCC BY*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologiede_DE
dc.subject.ddc150 Psychologyen_GB
dc.titlePhysical distancing and the perception of interpersonal distance in the COVID-19 crisisen_GB
dc.typeZeitschriftenaufsatzde
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.25358/openscience-6879-
jgu.type.dinitypearticleen_GB
jgu.type.versionPublished versionde
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jgu.organisation.departmentFB 02 Sozialwiss., Medien u. Sportde
jgu.organisation.number7910-
jgu.organisation.nameJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz-
jgu.rights.accessrightsopenAccess-
jgu.journal.titleScientific reportsde
jgu.journal.volume11de
jgu.pages.alternative11485de
jgu.publisher.year2021-
jgu.publisher.nameNature Publishing Groupde
jgu.publisher.placeLondonde
jgu.publisher.issn2045-2322de
jgu.organisation.placeMainz-
jgu.subject.ddccode150de
jgu.publisher.doi10.1038/s41598-021-90714-5de
jgu.organisation.rorhttps://ror.org/023b0x485
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