Touch between humans can build trust and cooperation. But how do we feel when we touch machines?
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Articles: How Touch Shapes EmotionBy Jill Suttie | March 31, 2015
A new book explores the science of touch, and finds that it is inextricably linked to how we feel and communicate.
A new book explores the mind’s powers of split-second social observation.
Research Digest Items/Studies: Is Love Best Expressed through a Touch or a Smile?
Research Digest Items/Studies: Is Touch the Language of Romance?
Raising Happiness: Manufacturing HappinessBy Christine Carter | April 13, 2011
Ways to feel happy after we feel sad.
Greater Good's executive editor discusses the science of touch, awe, oxytocin, and more.
Articles: Gender and TouchBy Jason Marsh | October 18, 2010
When it comes to touch, do men and women speak the same language?
Articles: Hands On Research: The Science of TouchBy Dacher Keltner | September 29, 2010
Dacher Keltner explains how compassion is literally at our fingertips.
Videos and Podcasts: Dacher Keltner on TouchBy Dacher Keltner | September 29, 2010
Dacher Keltner shares insights from the new science of touch: compassionate communication, touch therapies, and proof that “to touch is to give life.”
Raising Happiness: From My Experience: Rona Renner on MarriageBy Christine Carter | February 25, 2008
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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