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Why Rituals Work in the Sports World

Important podcast from Sports Illustrated.

(Jason Kidd blew kisses at the free thrown line as a way of saying hello to his children threw the television.)

On this week’s episode, Sam is joined by Juliana Schroeder, an assistant professor at Cal-Berkeley, to discuss the psychological impact of rituals in the sports world and elsewhere in everyday life. From the subtle quirks of baseball players in the batter’s box to the shared pre-game antics of an entire team or fan base, Schroeder reveals what we know about the tangible effects rituals of all kinds have on the efficiency and productivity of the athletes and people who practice them.

What rituals do you have in pregame, during the game, postgame?

Suggested reading: The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

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