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parents & educators | tips: music, sports, medical, daily life
employers | product design | misc comments
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A
ambidexterity:
       ambidextrous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5:semantics, 6, 7
ape hand preferences
       See my comments at Scientific American's Ask the Experts.
appliances, left-handed
architecture 1
archival comment page for "gauche! Left-Handers in Society"
Argentina (see "counties, comments from")
Australia (see "counties, comments from")


B
back pain (see "medical problems")
banjo (see "musical instruments")
bank services
baseball (see "sports")
basketball (see "sports")
brain lateralization and handedness
boomerang 1


C
Canada (see "counties, comments from")
calculator 1
cello (see "musical instruments")
can't distinguish left from right (see "directional confusion")
carpentry 1
Catholic school:
       Catholic school 1, 2, 3, 4
celebrity left-handers
Celtic harp (see "musicial instruments")
cerebral brain lateralization & handedness
circular saw (see "product design")
clarinet (see "musicial instruments")
clock (see "telling time")
coaching 1, 2, 3, 4
color guard (see "sports")
communist (see "social bias")
computers:
       computers 1, disk bay, keypad
       computers 2, keypad
       computers 3, drawing programs, keypad
       computers 4, joysticks
       computers 5, changing mouse to left
counterclockwise (see "telling time")
contact lens
countries (and/or client domains), comments from:
       Argentina 1
       Australia 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
       Canada 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20
       Canada 21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32
       England 1,2,3,4
       Finland 1
       Greece 1
       Hong Kong 1
       Ireland 1,2
       Italy 1
       Malaysia 1
       Mexico 1,2
       Monte Carlo 1
       The Netherlands 1
       Scotland 1
       Singapore 1,2
       Sweden 1
       Turkey 1
       United Kingdom 1
cricket (see "sports")
cultural bias (see "social bias")


D
danger for left-handers (see "injury")
dayplanner (see "product design")
desks, school
       clever idea 1, 2
       back trouble from, 2
development of handedness
devil, left-handedness associated with (see "social bias"):
       devil 1
       devil 2
discrimination, job (see "job discrimination")
directional confusion (right-left):
       can't tell left from right 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
directions (understanding) 2, 3
the L trick, 2
doctors (see "medical problems")
Driver's Education
drums (see "musical instruments")
dulcimer (see "musical instruments")
dyxlexia (see "learning disorders")


E
emotional trauma (see "punishment")
England (see "counties, comments from")
equestrian events (see "sports")


F
false advertising:
       beware fake lefty scissors
Famous Left-Handers
fencing (see "sports")
figure skating (see "sports")
Finland (see "counties, comments from")
firearms 1, 2
fishing rod
flag corps (see "sports")
football (see "sports")
french horn (see "musical instruments")


G
golf (see "sports")
G.R.E. test (see "test-taking problems")
       GRE policy & complaint proceedure
Greece (see "counties, comments from")
guitar (see "musical instruments")
guns (see "firearms")


H
Hand Preference Questionnaire
handwriting: (see also "mirror writing")
       handwriting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: good instruction, 9: printing
       10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16:tips, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
hemispheric brain lateralization & handedness
hit for using left hand (see "punishment")
Hong Kong (see "counties, comments from")
horseback riding (see "sports, equestrian events")


I
injury, increased risk for left-handers:
       manufacturing
       firearms
       military & police
       ice skating
       kitchen
       see also "medical problems"
injections (see "medical problems")
i.v. (see "medical problems")
intrinsic bias
Ireland (see "countries, comments from")
Italy (see "counties, comments from")


J
job discrimination (see also intrinsic bias):
       manufacturing discrimination
       military & police discrimination
       office discrimination coded messages


K
keyboards (see "musical instruments")
knife


L
ladles (see "product design")
learning disorders: (see also "speech disorders")
       testing for
left-handed merchandise & equipment (see vendor list)
left-handers, increased risk for (see "injury")
left-right confusion (see "directional confusion")


M
Malaysia (see "counties, comments from")
marksmanship (see "sports")
medical problems:
       surgical plates & screws
       lack of l-h surgical impliments
       surgeon training / OR setup
       arm for i.v.
       injections
       bedside manner
       contact lens
       blood pressure
       left-handed patients
       back pains from right-handed desk, 2, 3, 4
manufacturers, left-hander's comments to
merchandise, left-handed (see vendor list)
Mexico (see "counties, comments from")
military (see "job discrimination")
mirror writing: (see also "handwriting")
       mirror writing 1, 2, 3, 4
monkey hand preferences
       See my comments at Scientific American's Ask the Experts.
Monte Carlo (see "counties, comments from")
music tips for left-handers
musical instruments:
       cello
       Celtic harp
       clarinet, 2
       drums 1, 2, 3, 4
       french horn
       guitar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
       keyboard 1, 2
       oboe
       piano
       pennywhistle
       recorder
       saxaphone, 2
       trombone 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
       violin 1, 2


N
notebooks, spiral bound 1, 2


O
oboe (see "musical instruments")
office equipment
sprial bound notebooks


P
pennywhistle (see "musicial instruments")
photographic equipment (see "product design")
piano (see "musical instruments")
police (see "job discrimination")
power tools
predjudice (see also "job discrimination")
       predjudice 1, 3, 4
       coded messages
       teacher ignores parent's request
product design:
       computers 1, disk bay, keypad
       computers 2, keypad
       computers 3, drawing programs, keypad
       computers 4, joysticks
       drill, hand-held
       firearms
       ice cream scoop
       ladles
       office equipment (see "office equipment")
       day planner
       erasable pens
       10-key adding machine
photographic equipment
physicians (see "medical problems")
       power tools, circular saw
       surgical instruments
       weedwhacker
primate handedness (non-human primates)
       See my comments at Scientific American's Ask the Experts.
punishment:
       hit 1, 2 , 3 , 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
       forced to wear glove
       left hand tied up 1, 2, 3, 4


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R
racquetball (see "sports")
recorder (see "musicial instruments")
right-left confusion (see "directional confusion")
rip offs (see "false advertising")
risk, increased for left-handers (see "injury")
rulers
running (see "track" under "sports")


S
S.A.T. test (see "test-taking problems")
       SAT policy & complaint proceedure
Satan, left-handedness associated with (see "devil", "social bias")
school desks
desk configuration affects note-taking in college
school problems commonly encountered by left-handers
scissors:
       scissors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
       beware fake left-handed scissors
service providers, left-hander's comments to
service sector:
       rude computer salesman
       rude appliance salesman
       United Parcel Service logbooks
       bank, teller window pens
       logbooks, bound on left
saxaphone (see "musical instruments")
Scotland (see "counties, comments from")
Singapore (see "counties, comments from")
social bias:
       communist
       devil 1, 2
       predjudice 1, 3, 4
       coded messages
       teacher ignores parent's request
softball (see "sports")
speech disorders: (see also "learning disorders")
       speech disorder, linked to switching hand preference
       stutter 1
sports tips for left-handers
sports:
       baseball 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
       baseball glove 1, 2
       basketball
       boomerang
       cards
       color guard (see "flag corps")
       cricket
       coaching 1, 2, 3
       esquestrian events
       fencing
       figure skating
       fishing rod
       flag corps
       football, (American) Nerf
       golf
       marksmanship
       racket sports
       racquetball
       softball 1, 2, 3
       shooting (see "firearms" & "sports, marksmanship")
       track 1, 2
       volleyball
       water polo
       wrestling
straight-edge (see "rulers")
stuttering (see "speech disorders")
surgery (see "medical problems")

Sweden (see "counties, comments from")


T
tape measure 1
target shooting (see "sports, marksmanship")
telling time
Tips for left-handers
ten-key adding machine
test-taking problems:
       test 1
       test 2
       test 3, accused of cheating
       test 4
       test 5
       test 6, accused of cheating
       test 13
       test 14, GRE & SAT tests
       ETS policy & complaint proceedure
       test 15, timed test discrimination
The Netherlands (see "countries, comments from")
three-ring binders:
       3-ring binders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
track (see "track" under "sports")
trombone (see "musical instruments")
Turkey (see "counties, comments from")
tying up left hand (see "punishment")
typing


U
understanding directions (see "directions")
United Kingdom (see "counties, comments from")
United Parcel Service logbooks


V
vendors for left-handed items (thanks Janis)
violin (see "musical instruments")
volleyball (see "sports")


W
water polo (see "sports")
weapons (see "firearms")
weedwhacker
wrestling (see "sports")
wrist watch
writing (see "hand writing")
writing, mirror (see "mirror writing")


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NOTE:   These references are not representative of the enormous body of scientific literature across multiple disciplines pertaining to left-handedness. Rather these are a few references to reinforce statements made on the Left-Handers in Society page.

As time permits, I will try to add references to manuals that might be helpful for parents and teachers in training young people to perform tasks in a left-handed fashion. If you know of such manuals, please e-mail me with the complete reference.


Ballard, P.B. 1911-12. Sinistrality and speech. Journal of Experimental Pediatrics 1: 298-310 [see p. 299].

Bryden, M.P. 1982. Laterality: functional asymmetry in the intact brain. NY: Academic Press.

Bryngelson, B. 1935. Sidedness as an etiological factor in stuttering. Journal of Genetic Psychology 47: 204-217

Clark, Margaret M. 1959. Teaching left-handed children. NY: Philosophical Library, Inc.

Coren, S. 1992. The left-hander syndrome. NY: The Free Press.

Dawson, J.L.M.B. 1977. Alaskan Eskimo hand, eye, auditory dominiance and cognitive style. Psychologia 20:121-135.

Diana, J. 1992. The left-hander's guide and reference manual. (Port Jefferson, NY: Left-Handed Solutions).
[golf, tennis, bowling, baseball tutorials]

Haefner, Ralph. 1929. The educational significance of left-handedness. Teacher's College Contrib. Education, No. 360, pp. xii-84.

Hardyck, C. & L.F. Petrinovich. 1977. Left-handedness. Psychological Bulletin 84:385-404.

Holder, M.K. 1992. Hand preference questionnaires: One gets what one asks for. M.Phil. thesis, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA.

Holder, M.K. 1995-7. What does handedness have to do with brain lateralization (and who cares)? WWW page, URL:   http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/brain.html

Holder, M.K. 1996. The world of sinistral subterfuge. Internet Underground 1(13):67 (December 1996).

Johnson, W. & L. Duke. 1935. Changes in handedness associated with onset or disappearance of stuttering; sixteen cases. Journal of Experimental Education 4:112-132.

Jones, W. Franklin. 1918. A study of handedness. South Dakota: Univeristy of Vermillion. Series 17(14):vii-77.

Lauterbach, C.E. 1933a. The measurement of handedness. Journal of Genetic Psychology 43:207-212.

Lauterbach, C.E. 1933b. Shall the left-handed child be transferred? Journal of Genetic Psychology 43: 454-462.

Orton, S.T. 1937. Reading, writing, and speech problems in children. London: Chapman and Hall.

Payne, M. 1987. Impact of cultural pressures on self-reports of actual and approved hand use. Neuropsychologia 25(1B):247&345;258.

Spadino, Egbert J. 1941. Writing and laterality characteristics of stuttering children. Ph.D. Thesis, Columbia University, New York.

Stromberg, Eugene T. & E.L. Stromberg. 1938. Left handedness as a factor in influencing academic achievement, Journal of Social Psychology 9: 335-341.

Teng, E.L., P-H. Lee, K-S. Yang & P.C. Chang. 1979. Lateral preferences for hand, foot and eye, and their lack of association with scholastic achievement, in 4142 Chinese. Neuropsychologia 17:41-48.

Thompson, A.L. & J.F. Marsh. 1976. Probability sampling of manual asymmetry. Neuropsychologia 14:217-223.

Wile, I.S. 1934. Handedness: right and left (Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.)


References for Handedness and Brain Lateralization.

Looking for places to buy left-handed items? A left-hander on-line maintains a long list of vendors (thanks Janis!)


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