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Research about touch.

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  1. 1. Question # 1 Why should we touch each other?
  2. 2. We are having fewer instances of everyday positive non-sexual touch. While texting, posting, and emailing connect us to others virtually, they don’t give us the physical closeness of actual touch. As we spend less time in physical contact with one another, we risk becoming more distant and disconnected psychologically. Distance makes it easier to depersonalize others and justify behaviours that would be unthinkable in their actual presence.
  3. 3. Affectionate touch expresses positive emotions such as care and love. Receiving touch promotes physical well-being, for example by reducing stress. For example, holding someone’s hand or giving a spontaneous hug reassures the recipient that someone cares. The receiver knows he or she is not alone.
  4. 4. We feel more connected to someone if they touch us. Touch strengthens relationships.
  5. 5. Compared with facial expressions and voice, touch is a much more nuanced, sophisticated, and precise way to communicate emotions.
  6. 6. Touching can reveal much information about the state of mind of the person, who is being touched. Examples  Is the person relaxed?  Is the person happy?  Is the person angry?  Is the person afraid?  Is the person stressed?
  7. 7. Touch has a reciprocal nature. When you touch, you are also being touched. In other words, the person, who touches another person, may get the same benefits as the person he or she is touching.
  8. 8. Question # 2 What are examples of touch?
  9. 9. Examples of touch  Give your partner a hug.  Kiss your partner.  Hold your partner’s hands.  Put your hand on your partner’s shoulder. chapter 8.
  10. 10. Question # 3 Do some people touch more than others? If yes, why?
  11. 11. Atheists and agnostics touch more than religious types, probably because religions often teach that some kinds of touch are inappropriate or sinful.
  12. 12. Basketball players sometimes don't have time to say an encouraging word to a teammate. Instead, they have a repertoire of touch - including high fives - to communicate quickly. Touching is often the easiest and quickest way to signal something.
  13. 13. Results of observations in cafes:  In San Juan, Puerto Rico people touched each other about 200 times an hour.  In Paris, people touched each other 40 times an hour.  In New York, people touched each other 5 times an hour.  In London, people touched each other 0 times an hour.
  14. 14. Warm climates tend to produce cultures that are more liberal about touching than colder regions.