The Left-hander Syndrome: The Causes and Consequences of Left-handedness

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Free Press, 1992 - Social Science - 308 pages
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Left-handedness is a complex psychological and neurological phenomenon. Recent research suggests that left-handed people encounter psychological problems and have a shorter life expectancy, but display greater intelligence and creativity in some spheres. This book examines the phenomenon, considering the various difficulties that left-handed people face in a world designed for right-handed people and suggesting ways in which things can be made more comfortable and safer for them. It also investigates other aspects of sidedness, including foot, ear and eye preferences.

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User 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

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User Review  - aeiouna - LibraryThing

As a left-handed person, I recommend this book to anyone who is left-handed or has any relatives or children who are left-handed. The things Coren discovered about left-handedness and how it effects the brain of a left-handed person is simply amazing and enlightening. Read full review


Beliefs and Stereotypes About Handedness
The Lopsided Animal
Measuring Sidedness

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Stanley Coren, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, is a recognized expert on dog-human interaction who has appeared on "Dateline; The Oprah Winfrey Show; Good Morning, America; 20/20; Larry King Live"; and many other TV and radio programs. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a beagle, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, and a Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever, as well as his wife and her cat.

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