Quire, I - Paper 2, PSY 100.docx - Running head PAPER 2 1 Paper 2 Isabel L Quire PSY 100 Jamie Ducharme claims that hugs can have a measurable effect on

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Running head: PAPER 2 1 Paper 2 Isabel L. Quire PSY 100 Jamie Ducharme claims that hugs can have a measurable effect on bad moods and stress after a conflict, and this act may have a larger impact than commonly realized (Ducharme, 2018). I agree with Ducharme, I think hugs are very beneficial, especially if someone is experiencing conflict in one or multiple of their social relationships. It has been proven that physical touch can prompt positive changes physiologically and help to reduce stress by releasing oxytocin, the “blissful” hormone (Murphy, 2018), which will give someone’s mood a boost. Unfortunately, nothing is definite, and this case’s limit is the people who when they receive support from friends or family, they can revert to counterproductive behaviors, instead of relishing in the comforting feeling that could have been attained (Murphy, 2018). The impact of a hug can be swayed depending on who is giving it, the reaction from receiving a hug from a stranger could still be
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