Did you know that something as simple and subtle as touching someone on the arm or shoulder can increase compliance?
And touching a person in this way twice can increase compliance even more. A study conducted in 2008 demonstrated that, when random people were asked to complete a questionnaire, those “touched twice were more likely to complete the questionnaire than those touched once.”
Remember this the next time you talk baby names with your partner!
Source: 10 Psychological Effects of Nonsexual Touch
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