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Increased Psychological Intimacy Predicts Greater Levels of Affectionate Touch in Romantic Relationships

By Kathleen McCarthy posted 08-24-2021 18:04


“A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin sheds light on the importance of perceived partner responsiveness in promoting affectionate touch within romantic relationships. Across a series of four studies, the researchers found that people who felt more cared for and supported by their partners tended to engage in more affectionate touch.”

SOURCE: PsyPost, July 2, 2021, by Beth Ellwood



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