Touch and Pain Perception in Infants

Tiffany M Field, Maria Hernandez-Reif

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Abstract

Research is reviewed on early touch perception (temperature, texture, and weight perception) and infants' behavioral and physiological responses to pain, as well as effective touch interventions including nonnutritive sucking, kangaroo care, and massage therapy. The limited literature on affectionate touch and touch deprivation is also reviewed. Potential underlying mechanisms for touch effects and future research directions are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199979479, 9780199755059
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 24 2013

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Pain Perception
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Weight Perception
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Pain
Temperature
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Keywords

  • Infants
  • Pain perception
  • Touch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Field, T. M., & Hernandez-Reif, M. (2013). Touch and Pain Perception in Infants. In Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0015

Touch and Pain Perception in Infants. / Field, Tiffany M; Hernandez-Reif, Maria.

Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Field, TM & Hernandez-Reif, M 2013, Touch and Pain Perception in Infants. in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0015
Field TM, Hernandez-Reif M. Touch and Pain Perception in Infants. In Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy. Oxford University Press. 2013 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0015
Field, Tiffany M ; Hernandez-Reif, Maria. / Touch and Pain Perception in Infants. Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy. Oxford University Press, 2013.
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