Well & Good – 9 AWESOME HEALTH BENEFITS OF HUGGING THAT’LL MAKE YOU WANT TO SQUEEZE SOMEONE LIKE RIGHT.NOW.

Dr Forshee shares some insight on the psychology behind hugging and physical interaction

Whether conscious or sub, the way we physically interact with people communicates a lot. “Touch is the first of our senses to develop in the womb and reaches maturity well before the other senses do,” says psychologist Danielle Forshee, PsyD. AS a result, interpersonal touching such as hugging plays an important role in emotional well-being she says.

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