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May 30, 2016

A look at the psychological side of penalty kicks to get you ready for Euro 2016. How does a penalty shootout compare to high pressure situations in other sports? What is the best strategy for taking a penalty? Is it important to have a pre-kick routine and celebrate if you win?



May 26, 2016

A discussion with Sam Miller, Editor in Chief at Baseball Prospectus and co-author of the new book: The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team.  We discuss the story of how Sam and his co-author Ben Lindbergh, two self-acclaimed stat head nerds, were put in charge of a...

May 24, 2016

Why do teenage and elderly drivers have consistently higher accident rates? Are teenagers just being careless and risky? Does it matter who is in the car with them?  Do the declines perceptual and cognitive skills associated with age making driving unsafe for older drivers?

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May 23, 2016

How well do performers recover from incidents of choking under pressure?  An examination of some baseball data to determine which factors influence whether or there is lingering performance effect after a choke.

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May 19, 2016

A discussion with Anders Ericsson, Professor of Psychology atFlorida State University and co-author of the new book: Peak: TheSecrets from the New Science of Expertise. We touch on topicsincluding purposeful vs deliberate practice, whether achievingautomaticity can hinder becoming an expert, whether skillacquisition is...