The Left-hander Syndrome: The Causes and Consequences of Left-handedness
If you are among the 10 percent of people who happen to be left-handed, you've had to endure such derisive terms as "gauche" and "a left-handed compliment." At school you may have been forced to write with your right hand. And in another century your proclivity might have gotten you accused of witchcraft.
Any left-handed person, or the spouse, parent, or friend of one, will be captivated by this essential and eye-opening book. With bracing wit and a flawless command of current research, psychologist Stanley Coren answers such questions as:
Is left-handedness acquired genetically or socially?
Are southpaws more creative than their right-handed fellows?
Why do left-handers seem to die younger than right-handers?
What can left-handers do to counteract the perils and prejudices that confront them in a world that leans to the right?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lmeza - LibraryThing
Finally! It was okay, but being a left-handed myself I found the book bothersome. While some people delight in the fact of encountering a left-handed and believe that we are smarter, this book is the ... Read full review
Review: The Left-Hander Syndrome: The Causes and Consequences of Left-HandednessUser Review - Ron - Goodreads
I found this book particularly fascinating because I'm ambidextrous to a certain degree, and the neurological roots of left handedness surprised me as much as the cultural consequences. It turns out ... Read full review
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