Sander and I wrote a review article for the Inquisitive Mind (or In-Mind; see on the effects of interpersonal touch. This on-line peer-reviewed magazine aims to make social-psychological research available to a broad audience by providing articles that are highly entertaining, educating and accessible. This was my first time working on an article that had to be accessible to a broach audience. We had to revise it quite a few times, but it was an exciting challenge. The title and intro of the paper are shown below:

“That human touch that means so much: Exploring the tactile dimension of social life

Interpersonal touch is a fundamental but undervalued aspect of human nature. In the present article, the authors review psychological research showing that even fleeting forms of touch may have a powerful impact on our emotional and social functioning. Given its significant beneficial effects, touch may be valuable as a therapeutic or health-promoting tool.”