The left-hander syndrome : the causes and consequences of left-handedness


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Coren, Stanley


Keyword(s):
Left- and right-handedness.


Year:
1993


Pages:
x, 317 p.


Publisher:
Vintage Books


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
27012814


Label:
Box 62


Notes:
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. [289]-301) and indexes. Stanley Coren. Book


URLS:
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Language:
English


Call number:
LC: QP385.5; Dewey: 152.3/35


ISBN:
ISBN: 0679744681 (pbk.); 9780679744689 (pbk.) LCCN: 92-50646


Edition:
1st Vintage Books


Research notes:
Insert at title page


Abstract:
"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.


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