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Tactile

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Angela Putman

on 1 April 2012

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Transcript of Tactile

What is it?
Touching Norms
Influenced by two factors:
Region of the body touched
Demographic variables
Gender
Race
Age
Status
Culture
Gender
Race
Age
Status
Culture
Positive-affect
Control
Ritualistic
Major Categories of
Touch (Morris)
Shielding actions
Cleaning actions
Specialized signals
Communicative
Functions
Friendship-Warmth
Power
Function
Aggression
Function
The study of the type, amount, uses of,
and result of tactile communication
Professional-Functional
Social-Polite
Love-Intimacy
Sexual-Arousal
Touch avoiders
Touch apprehensive
Which type of touch can include the
use of a person as an object of attraction
or lust, or even monetary gain?
A) Friendship-Warmth
B) Love-Intimacy
C) Sexual-Arousal
D) The good kind
Animals
Children
Adults
Which group is the most touch-deprived
of any age group in our culture?
A) Infants
B) Teenagers
C) Young adults
D) Senior Citizens
North America is considered
a non-contact country/culture
A) True
B) False
How many categories of touch
did Morris create?
A) Three
B) Four
C) Five
D) Eleven
Based on what you know about her
so far--take a guess. Is Ms. P a toucher
or an untouchable?
A) toucher
B) untouchable
C) I don't care, as long as she doesn't touch me
Self-touch Behaviors
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