Alan Fogel

Alan Fogel

Alan Fogel, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology Emeritus at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and has been an active contributor to research on emotional and sensorimotor development in the social context during during infancy and adulthood for the past 35 years. His books include Developing through Relationships (1993, Chicago), Change Processes in Relationships (2006, Cambridge), and Infancy: Infant, family, and society, 6th edition (2014, Sloan), Infant Development: A Topical Approach, 2nd Edition (2015, Sloan), and Body Sense: The Science and Practice of Embodied Self-Awareness (2013, Norton). Fogel is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a licensed massage therapist, a Rosen Method Bodywork practitioner and founding editor of the Rosen Method International Journal. Further information can be found at and free downloads of selected publications can be found at:

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Body Sense

Body sense is the ability to pay attention to our sensations, emotions, body shape, and movements, in the present moment, without the mediating influence of judgmental thoughts. In technological societies where thinking is favored, people lose touch with their bodies, compromising physical and mental health. As a scientist practitioner of body sense awareness, I write each post with links to relevant research as well as suggesting ways to enhance your body sense for optimal well-being.  

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