by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
May 23, 2014

andrew-muschelAndrew Muschel, MS, is a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Long Island University Post. His research and clinical interests have included religion, addiction, technology, and trauma. He has presented research related to those topics at major psychology conferences in New York City, Los Angeles, and Honolulu.

Andrew recently decided to merge one of his primary hobbies, sports fanship, with his professional passion. After years of listening to radio talk show hosts offer every angle on the latest in sports, he considered providing the psychological perspective on all those stories. He has also become interested in general questions, for example why people are attracted to sports. On this blog, he attempts to address those questions and more.



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Recent Comments
  • oldblackdog: Positively – a major part of being a “fan” is the group identity – and...
  • Yehudah: Totally agree! I would characterize Caroll’s call as questionable, followed up with one of the worst...
  • Bobby: I totally agree with the rationalization of cheating–if people want something, or want something to...
  • Kim: My son plays football. He doesn’t play because it makes him tough, he plays because he loves the sport. He...
  • Andrew Muschel: Thank you! Those are all great points! We do not (yet) know about risks of playing lower levels of...
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