Rate of Physical Maturation and Handedness

Stanley Coren, Alan Searleman, Clare Porac

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Early versus late physical maturation was measured in 713 females and 467 males using the onset of secondary sexual characteristics, age of menarche, and relative body size. Delayed rates of maturation were associated with an increased incidence of left-handedness in both sexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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