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Author Montagu, Ashley, 1905-1999.

Title Touching : the human significance of the skin / Ashley Montagu.

Published New York : Perennial Library, [1986]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  152.182 MONT    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xv, 494 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [415]-478.
Contents 1 Mind of the Skin 3 -- 2 Womb of Time 47 -- 3 Breastfeeding 69 -- 4 Tender, Loving Care 96 -- 5 Physiological Effects of Touching 198 -- 6 Skin and Sex 204 -- 7 Growth and Development 237 -- 8 Culture and Contact 292 -- 9 Touch and Age 393 -- Appendix 1 Therapeutic Touch 404 -- Appendix 2 Effects upon the Mother of Removal of the Infant Immediately after Birth 412.
Summary A groundbreaking achievement when it was first published in 1971, this moving and absorbing examination of the importance of tactile interaction-touching-on all facets of human development is now brought thoroughly up to date in light of research since 1978. Dr. Montagu here devotes special attention to the relation of the skin and touching to mental and physical health; the discovery of the immunological functions of the skin; the importance of touching, especially for older people; a demonstration of the harmfulness of newfangled methods of dealing with the newborn; gender differences; new experimental studies on the deprivation effect; the relation between touching and imaging; and the uses of touching in psychotherapeutic situations.
Subject Touch -- Psychological aspects.
Skin -- Psychological aspects.
Touch -- Social aspects.
ISBN 0060155353 $18.95
0060960280 (paperback) $8.95