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Touch Me (Not): The Effects of Touch Deprivation AKA "Skin Hunger"

Dr. Eugene Tee, Associate Professor in Psychology

24-Apr-20 14:00

Touch Me (Not): The Effects of Touch Deprivation AKA "Skin Hunger"

Human beings need physical connection, perhaps almost as much as we need food and water. However, because of COVID-19, we’re living in a time where we’re specifically told to do exactly the opposite. How does that affect our mental and physical wellbeing? We discuss something called “Skin Hunger.” 

Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lim Sue Ann, Dashran Yohan


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