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 Dr. Danielle Forshee, Psy.D., PsyD. AS a result, interpersonal touching such as hugging plays an important role in emotional well-being she says.
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