Pointing Out The Truth

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Just a
small point. You may be aware that there is some connection between relative
finger lengths and the amount of testosterone you were exposed to in the womb.
Testosterone is linked to aggressive behaviour and so you might think that you
can predict how aggressive someone is by looking at their relative finger
lengths. Dr Peter Hurd puts us right:
lengths explain about 5 percent of the variation in these personality measures,
so research like this won’t allow you to draw conclusions about specific
people. For example, you wouldn’t want to screen people for certain jobs based
on their finger lengths.”
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Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in
psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in
He has been
writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author
of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several

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Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.