Brain on Sports Podcast: Dan Ariely on fan behavior and loss aversion

Monday October 26th, 2015

“This is Your Brain on Sports” is a weekly podcast from Sports Illustrated in which SI executive editor Jon Wertheim and Tufts University psychology professor Sam Sommers explore the intersection of sports and human nature—what the world of sports has to teach us about who we are, what we care about and the forces that shape our behavior.

On this week’s episode, Sommers sits down with best-selling author Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, for a wide-ranging discussion on how fans, athletes and other members of the sports world behave when faced with phenomena such as randomness, dishonesty and loss.

Listen below and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher, and check back every week for a new episode.

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