ACTIVE TOUCH

touch perception of the features of an item through deliberate, willful direct contact (in particular with the hands) which is self-started.

ACTIVE TOUCH: "The children engaged in active touch with the animals, feeling the different coats, furs, and feathers of each."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACTIVE TOUCH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/active-touch/ (accessed November 28, 2020).
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