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Title: Schizotypy is increased in mixed-handers, especially right-handed writers who use the left hand for primary actions
Authors: Annett, Marian
Moran, Paula M.
First Published: Jan-2006
Citation: Schizophrenia Research, 2006, 81 (2), pp.239-246
Abstract: Associations between schizotypy and handedness were examined in 733 undergraduates for the Sta and Unex scales of the O-Life inventory and several measures derived from the Annett hand preference questionnaire. Higher schizotypy scores were found for mixed-handers defined in various ways, including inconsistent preference for any item of the questionnaire and also the presence of either hand responses. There was a marked elevation of schizotypy scores (p < .001) for right-handed writers who prefer the left hand for other 'primary' actions (throwing, racket, match, hammer, toothbrush and scissors). This observation was replicated in 182 students assessed on the Rust Scale of Schizotypal Cognitions. Several findings agree that inconsistent hand preference is associated with a raised probability of schizotypal thinking.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.schres.2005.07.033
ISSN: 0920-9964
eISSN: 1573-2509
Version: Post print
Status: Peer reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: Copyright © 2005 Elsevier B.V. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Schizophrenia Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Schizophrenia Research, 2006, 81 (2), pp.239-246, DOI#: 10.1016/j.schres.2005.07.033
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