World Cup + Wins = Romantic Bliss?

By Christian M. End Ph.D.
Research suggests that it depends where you live.

Asian Shame and Addictions

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC
Suffering in Silence

Caught World Cup Fever? Beware of Your Cravings

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Fans whose teams lose turn to fatty food.

Spectators’ Testosterone Levels and the World Cup Final.

By Gad Saad Ph.D.
Goooooooooooooooal: Soccer fans’ fluctuating testosterone levels.

The Primate Brain Likes to Win, But Can't Always Have It

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Winning stimulates dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin—and it feels good.

Fathering a passion for sports

By Peter B. Gray Ph.D.
Dads can help their kids develop a joy for playing and watching sports.

The Avengers Teach Psychology: Class Assemble!

By Travis Langley Ph.D.
What can "Earth's Mightiest Heroes" teach anybody about psychology?

The Oscars Affect Your Brain

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
The real reason we watch award shows and sporting events

Michigan Football and Traumatic Brain Injury

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
Will chronic traumatic encephalopathy make college football go away?

Parents’ Competitive Drive Is Not For Child’s Play

By Kate Roberts Ph.D.
Parents' desire for a child to win can sometimes have the opposite effect.

Even before the World Cup, Costa Rica had national pride

By Hank Davis
Maybe national pride isn't just about military power.

Advice for Parents of Competitive Athletes

By Kate Roberts Ph.D.
When a competitive coach threatens a child’s love for a sport, parents can help.

Learning to Be a Good Sport

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Helping children cope with winning and losing.

World Cup Psychology

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D.
How the beautiful game and the science of the mind will collide in Brazil.

Why Do Fans Continue to Run on the Field at Sporting Events?

By Matt Beardmore
Alcohol is a good answer, but there are plenty other reasons.

Why Is the NFL Draft So Popular?

By Mike North
Potential is seductive.


By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D.
Can supporting your favourite soccer team be an addiction?

Five Tips for Living with an Avid Sports Fan

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Dating and relationship advice for the sports fan widow (or widower)

Coaching on the Island of Misfit Toys

By Adam Naylor EdD, CC-AASP
Lessons the coaching manual left out

Why We Cheer

By Matt Huston
The fuzzy logic of sports fans

Why Fans Go Nuts: The Psychology of Sports

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How does psychology explain sports fans’ and athletes’ behavior? 5 answers.

On Dads, Daughters, and Raising a Sports Fan

By Sam Sommers
When parenting and sports fandom collide.