Component of dexterity which applies to about 90% of the population, the act of using the right hand more skillfully or more easily than the left for daily tasks and jobs requiring precision, like writing and using utensils. See also: laterality. Compare with: left-handedness.

RIGHT-HANDEDNESS: "I've always been glad of my right-handedness."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RIGHT-HANDEDNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/right-handedness/ (accessed March 4, 2021).