Affectionate Touch to Promote Relational, Psychological, and Physical Well-Being in Adulthood: A Theoretical Model and Review of the Research

@article{Jakubiak2017AffectionateTT,
  title={Affectionate Touch to Promote Relational, Psychological, and Physical Well-Being in Adulthood: A Theoretical Model and Review of the Research},
  author={Brittany K. Jakubiak and Brooke C Feeney},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={21},
  pages={228 - 252}
}
  • B. Jakubiak, B. Feeney
  • Published 1 August 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
Throughout the life span, individuals engage in affectionate touch with close others. Touch receipt promotes well-being in infancy, but the impacts of touch in adult close relationships have been largely unexplored. In this article, we propose that affectionate touch receipt promotes relational, psychological, and physical well-being in adulthood, and we present a theoretical mechanistic model to explain why affectionate touch may promote these outcomes. The model includes pathways through… 
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