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The lateral preference inventory for measurement of handedness, footedness, eyedness, and earedness: Norms for young adults

  • Stanley Coren


The Lateral Preference Inventory is a brief, 16-item questionnaire, which validly measures hand, foot, eye, and ear preference. Normative data is presented for 3,307 subjects, ranging in age from 17 to 35 years. Data is separated by sex, since females are found to be more right-sided than are males for hand, foot, and ear. Data are presented in a format that should allow various scoring and coding criteria to be applied. These norms could serve as a reference or control comparison for measures of laterality taken on clinical or other targeted groups. A copy of the inventory appears in the Appendix.


Lateral Preference Eral Preference Physical Maturation American Young Adult Birth Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley Coren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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