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Title: Eyedness and handedness in relation to certain difficulties in reading
Author: Dalby, H. C.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 1933
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I. Handedness - Different types of handedness, Eyedness - the nature of eye-dominance. The relation between eye-dominance and handedness. Theories concerning this relationship. Left-handed children and those subnormal in reading. Possibility of connection between this subnormality and eyedness of the left-handed child. Possible nature of the connection between "eyedness" and retardation in reading (if such connection exists) Types of difficulties in reading experienced by left-handed children which may be due to "eyedness". II. Experiments with left-handed children; 1st set, with results and conclusions.(a) Description of experiments and subjects.(b) Results of experiments showing:- (1) Incidence of left and right eyedness in unselected group.(2) Incidence of left or right eyedness in group of left-handed children(3) Reversals of forms (in words and groups of letters) (4) Transposition of letters in words and groups of letters. (5) Children's remarks with any pertinent introspections. Suggestion of difficulty or orientation arising from these results. Further analysis and conclusions, III. Experiments with adults; 1st set, with results and conclusions. (a) Description of experiments, (b) Description of subjects as to eyedness and handedness,(c) Results of experiments analysed,(d) The prominence of reversals of forms in the case of left-eyed subjects,(e) Other results of the analysis:-(i) type of reaction to exposures. (ii) Subjects, introspections and suggestions arising from these. IV. Further experiments with children.(a) Left-eyed and left-handed group.(b) Left-eyed and right-handed group.(c) Right-eyed and left-handed group.(d) Left-eyed and left-handed group. These experiments are tachistoscopic in character. They are designed to reveal the disability (or otherwise) experienced by left-handed children as regards orientation of forms and position in space. V. Further experiments with adults.(a) Right-handed and right-eyed.(b) Left-handed and left-eyed. (c) Left-handed and right-eyed. These experiments should confirm the results of the first set of experiments as to the characteristics of form most frequently reversed. VI. (l) Experiments with adults and children to prove whether the incidence of reversals of form, or of orientation with regard to position in space, is affected when the objects perceived tachistoscopically are in motion. (2) Analysis of these experiments. VII. General observations and conclusions.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Cognitive Psychology