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Super Bowl Sunday and Domestic Violence

Public Service Announcement: As another Super Bowl in the United States approaches this Sunday, it’s also a good time to revisit the myth that Super Bowl Sunday is the most active day for domestic violence calls in the year. This pops up every now and again, especially at this time of the year, but there’s no evidence that links Super Bowl Sunday to a significant increase in domestic violence incidents. If you want the full, detailed story, check out the Super Bull Sunday story at Snopes.

Super Bowl Sunday and Domestic Violence

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder & CEO of Psych Central. He is an author, researcher and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues -- as well as the intersection of technology and human behavior -- since 1992. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Society for Participatory Medicine. He writes regularly and extensively on mental health concerns, the intersection of technology and psychology, and advocating for greater acceptance of the importance and value of mental health in today's society. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.


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Grohol, J. (2018). Super Bowl Sunday and Domestic Violence. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 20, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/super-bowl-sunday-and-domestic-violence/
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Last updated: 8 Jul 2018
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