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? The Lopsided Animal.
Measuring Sidedness. He, his wife, and their two dogs live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Beliefs and Stereotypes About Handedness. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. August 28, - Published on Amazon. Verified Purchase.
December 24, - Published on Amazon. This is very well researched and logically presented. From the point of view of this left hander, the findings were a bit depressing. Evidently the author has found that left handed people are left handed because of some complication in development or damage of some sort. I think that the idea that left handers are more accident prone could be highly discounted because we have to live in a right handed world.
Many times researchers logical types live in a cave. They seem to isolate data and neglect to see the whole picure global thinking. It may be enlightening to ivestigate the school system he did from the point of view of how difficult it is for global types to learn in a logical only environment. I am completely left and have always been different from my siblings in my way of looking at everything.
But I think of it as an advantage. This book is for right handed logical types who have siblings like me who probably need amunition to feel better about themselves. I was not pleased with all the negative information. There must be something good about left handers Mr.
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I think left handed people are special in their ability to think differently from the logical types. I have a sister who is extremely logical and misses much of what is going on. I'm almost psychic and I think it's because I'm more global in my thinking right brained. It would be nice if thinking abilities and artistic abilities and the impact of those qualities on society could be investigated.
My mother is 82 and she was left handed until she was forced to be right handed in school. So much for dying young though. However, she was born premature.
She is one of the most intelligent and successful, creative people that I know.. Positive thinking may be a right brained quality June 22, - Published on Amazon. I cant be humble with this topic. I love to be left hander and i always watch when someone is left handed.
And the more you read the more you will discover the connections between the two hemispheres.