PUBLIC DISTANCE ZONE By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 A term in social psychology, it is the zone of comfort adopted by an individual when interacting with others in a group. That is, their "personal space". PUBLIC DISTANCE ZONE: "Lance jokingly referred to his public distance zone as "MySpace"." Related Psychology Terms DISTANCE ZONE INTIMATE ZONE SOCIAL ZONE PUBLIC TERRITORY PERSONAL DISTANCE ZONE GROUP SPACE ISOLATE POSITION BODY BUFFER ZONE LOCAL ENHANCEMENT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PUBLIC DISTANCE ZONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/public-distance-zone/ (accessed January 30, 2020).