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It is a persistent stereotype that Finns are averse to touching. However, researcher Liisa Tainio sees another side to the issue, arising from conversations she has had with her international colleagues: ”My impression is that we have much fewer anxieties than many other countries.”
Is touching appropriate in school? According to a study, touch increases trust in class | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Can a teacher take a pupil by the hand? What does a pupil mean by tapping another on the shoulder? Researchers highlight the positive effects of touch in a school environment.