Journal article

Magical ideation and its relation to lateral preference

MER Nicholls, CA Orr, AK Lindell

Laterality | PSYCHOLOGY PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

Schizophrenia and schizotypal personality have been linked to sinistrality as well as ambidextrality. The current study clarifies the relation between laterality and schizotypal personality by administering a battery of laterality questionnaires to measure hand, eye, ear, and foot preference in a group of 933 university students. To determine whether the relationship between schizotypy and laterality is limited to self-report measures, performance asymmetries between the hands were measured with tapping rate. There was no difference between dextrals and sinistrals in schizotypal personality, as indexed by the Magical Ideation (MI) scale. MI was higher, however, for individuals with a weak pr..

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