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todd226 18 year member
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hodological space n. In the topological psychology of the Polish/German-born US psychologist Kurt Lewin (1890–1947), a special form of topological geometry in which paths and vectors are defined psychologically, the distance between one hodological region and another being not the shortest path but the path of least effort given the attractive and repulsive valences of the regions making up the space. See also principle of least effort.[From Greek hodos a way + logos word, discourse, or reason + Latin -al from -alis of or relating to]
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May 20 2007, 9:17 PM
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The term 'hodological space' is derived from the Greek word 'hodos', path, way. In contrast to the mathematical concept of space as presented on maps, plans, etc. 'hodological space' is based on the factual topological, physical, social, and psychological conditions a person is faced with on the way from point A to point B, whether in an open landscape or within urban or architectural conditions.