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Touch : A Bradford Book - Tiffany Field


A Bradford Book


Published: 28th February 2003
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The first sensory input in life comes from the sense of touch while a baby is still in the womb, and touch continues to be the primary means of learning about the world throughout infancy, well into childhood. Touch is critical for children's growth, development, and health, as well as for adults' physical and mental well-being. Yet American society, claims Tiffany Field, is dangerously touch-deprived.Field, a leading authority on touch and touch therapy, begins this accessible book with an overview of the sociology and anthropology of touching and the basic psychophysical properties of touch. She then reports recent research results on the value of touch therapies, such as massage therapy, for various conditions, including asthma, cancer, autism, and eating disorders. She emphasizes the need for a change in societal attitudes toward touching, particularly among those who work with children.

"In the hands of Tiffany Field, touch, 'the mother of the senses,' finds its muse. An engagingly written book coursing from the physiology lab to 'new age' therapy, Touch never fails to stimulate." - Lewis Leavitt, Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director, Waisman Center on Human Development and Mental Retardation, University of Wisconsin-Madison

ISBN: 9780262561563
ISBN-10: 0262561565
Series: A Bradford Book
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 28th February 2003
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2