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Psychol Rep. 1999 Jun;84(3 Pt 2):1201-2.

Public displays of affection among Asian and Latino heterosexual couples.

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Department of Psychology, California State University-Los Angeles 90032-8227, USA. pregan@calstatela.edu

Abstract

The present study used naturalistic observation to investigate whether public touching behavior differs as a function of the interactants' race or ethnicity. Heterosexual dyads (22 Asian, 22 Latino; average age = 24 years) were observed while walking through the campus of a large western university. Some support was found for the notion that interactants from "contact" cultures, e.g., Latin America, are more contact-prone than those from "noncontact" cultures, e.g., Asia. Specifically, Latino male-female dyads were more likely to embrace while walking in public than Asian male-female dyads.

PMID:
10477939
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.1999.84.3c.1201
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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