Do We Need Hugs to Be Happy? I Don’t.
Recently published reports in Discover and Psychology Today assert that hugs are essential for human happiness. According to Suzanne Deggs-White, a professor at Northern Illinois University who studies social relationships, our need to be hugged
Hug (Just a Little) Longer!
We’ve all missed connection — especially hugs. Today, try hugging someone a little bit longer than you normally would. When you’re ready to stop the hug, remind yourself to stay close for just five more
New Research in Psychological Science
A sample of research on political moderation, unconscious touch perception, sexual arousal in transgender men, explicit instruction and reading, emotion and memory for future events , and the reliability of functional MRI.
When We Can Hug Again, Will We Remember How It Works?
… As the weeks of coronavirus quarantine stretched into months, hugs are among the many things isolated people found themselves aching for. Hugs are good for humans — perhaps more valuable than many of us realized, until
Psychological Science Central in Public Safety Challenge
A team including APS Past Treasurer Roberta Klatzky took home first prize in the Haptic Interfaces for Public Safety Challenge.
Can We Touch?
Tiffany Field has spent decades trying to get people to touch one another more. Her efforts started with premature babies, when she found that basic human touch led them to quickly gain weight. An initial