Wall Street Journal features article on psychology faculty research

A study shows that children who show right handed preference at a young age develop better language skills. Florida International University researcher Eliza Nelson discusses on Lunch Break. Photo: Getty.

Children who consistently used their right hand to pick up toys as infants had more highly developed language skills at 2 years old compared with those whose hand preference became apparent as toddlers, a study in the current issue of Developmental Psychology found.

Hand use is thought to be variable until late childhood, but recent studies suggest a small number of children always use the same hand from a very young age, researchers said.

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