Touch as an interpersonal emotion regulation process in couples' daily lives: the mediating role of psychological intimacy.

Abstract

Interpersonal touch seems to promote physical health through its effects on stress-sensitive parameters. However, less is known about the psychological effects of touch. The present study investigates associations between touch and romantic partners' affective state in daily life. We hypothesized that this association is established by promoting the… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0146167213497592

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