The guy five seats away…face painted with a big foam finger…going crazy with every point scored.
Sometimes watching fan behavior during a game is almost as fun as the game itself according to Western Kentucky psychology professor Rick Grieve.
Sport fan identification is the psychological connection with a team and how the team influences a persons reactions to the game while dealing with the outcome.
“You have both the internal personality and then you have your social personality and attachment to a group really influences our social personality.” Said psychology professor Rick Grieve. “An attachment to a sports team is an attachment to a group so there is a little feedback there between the team outcome and my own sense of self or self esteem...Read More