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The Secret Lives of Sports Fans.

Author: Daniel Clery
Publisher: New York : Gerald Duckworth & Co, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<Div>What is happening to our brains when we watch an exhilarating match? Why are fans so loyal to their team? Journalist Eric Simons explores the psychology behind the love of the game. Attending neuroscience conferences, talking to psychologists, scientists and fans, he sets out to discover what it is that makes sport so strangely compelling.</div>
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clery, Daniel.
Secret Lives of Sports Fans.
New York : Gerald Duckworth & Co, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Clery
ISBN: 9780715646854 0715646850
OCLC Number: 913798765
Description: 1 online resource (343 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Introduction: Fan Nature; Part One: Reflex; 1. The Edge of the Seat: The Physical Experience of Fandom; 2. Sports as Empathy: Mirror Neurons; Part Two: Control; 3. A Case of Identity: Welcome to Cleveland; 4. Relationships: Socrates the Sports Guy; 5. Love: The Altruistic Fan; 6. Addiction: Arsenal in America; Part Three: Consequence; 7. Behavior: Who Are Those Guys?; 8. Groups: Love the One You're With; 9. War: Man Law; Conclusion: Do We Need Sports?; Index.

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<Div>What is happening to our brains when we watch an exhilarating match? Why are fans so loyal to their team? Journalist Eric Simons explores the psychology behind the love of the game. Attending neuroscience conferences, talking to psychologists, scientists and fans, he sets out to discover what it is that makes sport so strangely compelling.</div>

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