Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department / School

Communication Studies and Theatre

First Advisor

Jerry D. Jorgensen


Using Jones and Yarbrough's (1985) categories as the base, this study examines the modes of touch defined by Hall in 1963. The results suggest there are differences in the levels of appropriateness in the modes of touch as well as the categories of touch. According to the study, several differences do occur between genders. It appears that certain categories of touch and certain modes of touch are more appropriate than others involved in the study.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Touch -- Psychological aspects
Body language




South Dakota State University


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