Wall Street Journal features story 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.

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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