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Life space is a term introduced by Kurt Lewin (1890–1947) and to refers to the psychological field made up of the person P and the person's environment E which together shape a persons behavior B.[1]. This relationship is the focus of Lewin's equationB=f(P.E).

Regions of the life space are said to have valence, being either attractive or repulsive and result in locomotion within the space. Tensions in this system are said to result in appproach-approach conflict, and approach-avoidance conflict

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  1. Kurt Lewin (1936), Principles of Topological Psychology, McGraw-Hill.

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