Intercultural differences in the effects of touch in close relationships
In collaboration with Belinda Campos, University California, Irvine, and scholars from six Latin-American countries,we investigate the differences in the frequency and effect of touch on well-being across different types of close relationships in Latino vs Northern-Western cultures.
- Vicente Cassepp-Borges, University of Federal Fluminense, Brazil
- Rozzana Sánchez Aragón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Juan Enrique Wilson Alcalde, Universidad de Chile
- Elena Zubieta, Universidad de Bueno Aires, Argentina
- Carmen Elvira Navia Arroyo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
- Ruth Nina-Estrella, Universidad de Puerto Rico
- Jean-Philippe Antonietti, Université de Lausanne
- Eva Heim, Université de Lausanne
- Nicole Froidevaux, PhD-student, University of California, Irvine
- Alumni: Argelia Arestegui, and Maria Remon-Ore, master students, Université de Lausanne
Touch as a stress-buffer: An experimental study with physiological measures
This projects investigates whether touch, from the romantic partner or from a stranger, can play a role as a buffer of an experimentally induced stress (self-esteem threat).
Involved students: Ileana Di Vattimo Losada and Aurore Keim, Université de Lausanne
Touch from a clinical psychology perspective
Is touch experienced differently when a person suffers from a mental health issue or is submitted to potentially traumatic events? What about their partners? Can we promote well-being when inducing people to touch? In a range of project, we are starting to address these questions.
- Valentino Pomini, University of Lausanne
- Asuman Büyükcan Tetik, Sabancı University, İstanbul
- Cheryl Carmichael, Brooklyn College, The Graduate Center, CUNY
- Shékina Rochat, Université de Lausanne
- Sabrina Didisheim, Magali Meireles, Maria Papadopoulou, Prisca Gerber, Université de Lausanne
- Kerem Besim Durbin, Leiden University