Left- and right-handedness.
x, 317 p.
ill. ; 21 cm. Beliefs and stereotypes about handedness -- The lopsided animal -- Measuring sidedness -- Does society make right-handers? -- Is handedness inherited? -- The two brains -- Psycho-neuro-astrology -- Is left-handedness pathological? -- The sign of the left -- Left-hander differences and deficiencies -- Health and the left-hander -- Do left-handers die younger? -- A world for right-handers -- The hazardous life of the southpaw -- Help for the left-hander -- An action plan for left-handers. Includes bibliographical references (p. -301) and indexes. Stanley Coren. Book
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LC: QP385.5; Dewey: 152.3/35
ISBN: 0679744681 (pbk.); 9780679744689 (pbk.) LCCN: 92-50646
1st Vintage Books
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"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?"--Publisher's description.