The Effects of Population Density and Noise

1487 Words Aug 27th, 2012 6 Pages
The Effects of Population Density and Noise Population density and noise can have many effects on individuals. Population density is the amount of people, which live in a particular area. Along with population density, comes noise; noise is typically an unwanted distraction. In this paper the subject to discuss is the concepts of territoriality, privacy, and personal space; examine how the concepts of territoriality, privacy, and personal space have become increasingly important as populations become denser; clarify the effect nature has on individuals living in urban environments, describe the concept of noise and examine the effect it has on individuals; and examine strategies that can be used to reduce noise in the workplace or in …show more content…
A person within his or her territory are more confident, feel that they have control, and are more apt to fight back than if they were in someone else's territory. The reason is because a person feels connected to his or her territory and sees it as a means to satisfying his or her needs within society. Some of the benefits of human territorial behavior are access to the resources within that territory, status, personal space, privacy, and preserves one's identity. Typically a person is able to decide who to allow in his or her territory and when, which allows a person to have privacy when it is needed. The drawbacks of human territorial behavior are becoming overly protective of the territory can lead to antisocial behavior, loneliness, and can cause hostile behavior. A person may become obsessed with protecting his or her territory and alienate those around them.
The Effect of Nature
Zoos, parks, and gardens provide those living an urban environment the opportunity to develop an environmental identity that is nurtured rather than inhibited (Clayton & Myers, 2009). Zoos, parks, and gardens enhance a person’s interest in animals and the nature around them. Nature allows a person to get away from noise and the denser population. Direct contact with nature for those living in an urban environment can lead to an increase in mental health and psychological development. Nature environments like