Interpersonal Touching and Orality

Samuel Juni, Joseph Masling, Robert Brannon

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Sixty-five undergraduates were assigned to guide a blindfolded confederate through a floor maze. The frequency of touching the confederate's skin and the length of time required to complete the trip through the maze were recorded. Each subject was also given a self-administered Rorschach test; an independent count was made of the number of oral responses given. Orality was positively related to touching behavior (r=. 39, p-. 001) and with speed of guiding the confederate through the maze (r=, 3I,p =. 01).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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