ADHD and Digit Ratios

ADHD and Digit Ratios - Benares Bodien W00768107 Psychology...

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Unformatted text preview: Benares Bodien W00768107 Psychology 220 Professor Jantzen Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Stevenson, J.C., Everson, P.M., et al (2007). Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms and Digit Ratios in a College Sample. American Journal of Human Biology, 19, 41-50. ADHD is a common problem in children today, but is questioned by skeptics, as there is no way to completely wholly verify that ADHD is a real disorder isolated in the person who has it. The article begins by identifying a potential cause of ADHD to be insufficient levels of androgen, a chemical which, in the prenatal stages of development, is responsible for setting a particular digit ratio for finger lengths. This research article investigates a potential correlation between finger length ratios and ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder) as measured by particular scales. The research was done on a sample of college participants who would have their details recorded and fingers measured as well as fill out questionnaires as to indicate their...
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