ERIC Number: ED116104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Hands Touching Hands: Affective and Evaluative Effects of an Interpersonal Touch.
Fisher, Jeffrey D.; And Others
A 2 (touch-no touch) x 2 (sex of confederate) x 2 (sex of subject) between subjects design tested the affective and evaluative consequences of receiving an interpersonal touch in a Professional/Functional situation. It was found that the affective and evaluative response to touch was uniformly positive for females, who felt affectively more positive and evaluated the toucher and the environmental setting more favorably than in no-touch conditions. The male response to touch was more ambivalent. (Author)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Anxiety, College Students, Emotional Response, Environmental Influences, Evaluation, Interpersonal Relationship, Nonverbal Communication, Sex Differences, Tactual Perception
Dr. Jeffrey Fisher, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, U-20, Storrs, Connecticut 06268
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A