• Dr Victor Thompson

Links to some articles on sports superstitions

Updated: Nov 13, 2019


Following my post yesterday (22nd July 2017), I thought that I'd share some links to other pieces on the psychology of superstitions in sports and giving the theory and examples - some include comments provided by me, some from others. Click on these links if you want to read (or listen to) a bit more. Here they are:

BBC Radio 4 today programme about Andy Murray, Wimbledon and superstitions: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_8132000/8132285.stm

And this time Wimbledon and superstitions on the Telegraph newspaper's website:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon/9365454/Wimbledon-2012-the-bizarre-rituals-driving-the-top-players.html

With cyclists and their lucky charms:

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/technique-get-lucky-28136/

Superstitions for everyone, on the British Psychological Society's website:

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/november-2016/everyday-magic-superstition

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