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Goalies Tend to Dive Right in World Cup Penalty Shoot-Outs When Their Team is Behind…Why?

In World Cup penalty shoot-outs, goalies tend to dive right when their team is behind and they have a chance to save the game for their country, according to a study… More

  • When study participants were dissatisfied with their team’s performance on Sunday, they also reported a more negative mood on Monday, which was linked with lower engagement and productivity at work... More

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    Sunday Sports Lead to Monday Flops

    When study participants were dissatisfied with their team’s performance on Sunday, they also reported a more negative mood on Monday, which was linked with lower engagement and productivity at work... More

  • Athletes know they should just do their thing on the 18th hole, or during the penalty shootout, or when they’re... More

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    Why Do Some Athletes Choke Under Pressure?

    Athletes know they should just do their thing on the 18th hole, or during the penalty shootout, or when they’re... More

  • Research on sports and athletic competition suggests that there is scientific support for the idea of a “home field advantage.”... More

    A long-range shot of a stadium field, floodlights and seating. A green field, with painted white lines, is visible in the foreground. On the foreground a group of fans is celebrating a goal. In the background are diffuse out-of-focus stadium seats. Large, bright floodlights are in the top-left and top-right corners of the image.

    For Athletes, There’s No Place Like Home

    Research on sports and athletic competition suggests that there is scientific support for the idea of a “home field advantage.”... More

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