the actions of individuals residing in cities, who seem to be less attentive to the needs of strangers, and will not make as much eye contact, walk faster, and are exposed to more violent and aggressive acts than those living in more rural areas. The prevailing aspects of the urban climate led to the theory, posited by Stanley Milgram, which is marked by adaptation to the data overload of urban dwelling, resulting in powerlessness, indifference to other people, anonymity, aggression, and limited self-interest among those living in urban areas.

URBAN BEHAVIOR: "Urban behavior is often considered rude by outsiders from more suburban areas."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "URBAN BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/urban-behavior/ (accessed September 28, 2022).


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