Touch by Tiffany Field
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 leaerning about the world throughout infancy, well into childhood. Touch is critical for childrn’s growth, development, and health, as well as for adults’ physical and mental well-being. Dr. Tiffany Field begins this accessible book with an overview of the sociology and antrhopology of touching and the basic psychophysical properties of touch. Here is a book that affirms the value of touch as the essential medium through which we can communicate and bodn with our babies.
Touch, 2nd edition. This book is one of our required books to take the CIMI® course. “If you are numb to the power of touch, you will not be once you read Tiffany Field’s book. She masterfully integrates not only the seminal contributions in the field, but the state-of-the-art science as well. Written by the authority in the field, Field’s book will increase public awareness about how touch impacts public policy, research and our everyday lives.” Matthew J. Hertenstein, coeditor of The Handbook of Touch.
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