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Gender and the Communication of Emotion Via Touch

Overview of attention for article published in Sex Roles, October 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (64th percentile)

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Title
Gender and the Communication of Emotion Via Touch
Published in
Sex Roles, October 2010
DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9842-y
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Authors

Matthew J. Hertenstein, Dacher Keltner

Abstract

We reanalyzed a data set consisting of a U.S. undergraduate sample (N = 212) from a previous study (Hertenstein et al. 2006a) that showed that touch communicates distinct emotions between humans. In the current reanalysis, we found that anger was communicated at greater-than-chance levels only when a male comprised at least one member of a communicating dyad. Sympathy was communicated at greater-than-chance levels only when a female comprised at least one member of the dyad. Finally, happiness was communicated only if females comprised the entire dyad. The current analysis demonstrates gender asymmetries in the accuracy of communicating distinct emotions via touch between humans.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Norway 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 135 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 24%
Student > Master 24 17%
Student > Bachelor 23 16%
Researcher 21 15%
Unspecified 11 8%
Other 30 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 52 36%
Computer Science 17 12%
Social Sciences 14 10%
Unspecified 13 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 8%
Other 36 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 July 2019.
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#994,394
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#339
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Outputs of similar age
#12,836
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#10
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