Introducing Sports on the Couch

Have you ever watched a great game, then tuned into a sports talk radio the next day to hear all the analysis of the game? Many people have, and it’s great fun listening to commentators and experts talk about their perspective on the game.

That perspective is often limited to a discussion of strategy and personalities, without a lot of psychological insight. Have you ever wondered, What drives a player to play great one game and then bring a less-than-stellar performance the next three? Why do some star athletes seem to be laid back, while others are serious?

And what brings fans to follow one sport and care less about another? What drives fans in certain cities to be so rabidly supportive of their home teams, while fans in other cities seem like they could care less?

Wonder no more. Andrew Muschel, MS is here to help answer some of these kinds of questions in his new blog, Sports on the Couch. Andrew is a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral student at Long Island University Post. You can learn more about him here.

Please give Andrew a warm Psych Central welcome over on his new blog now!