Digit length ratios predict reactive aggression in women, but not in men

  title={Digit length ratios predict reactive aggression in women, but not in men},
  author={Zeynep Benderlioglu and R. Nelson},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • Zeynep Benderlioglu, R. Nelson
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Considerable evidence suggests that digit length and dermatoglyphic asymmetry patterns in the hand are affected by early exposure to androgens. Because androgens play an important role in sexual differentiation of morphological and behavioral traits, digit length patterns often display sex differences. When present, sex differences in digit lengths are more pronounced on the right side as compared to the left side. Moreover, the ratio of the second to fourth digit length (2D:4D) in the right… CONTINUE READING
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