Today, I’m giving a quick review of This is Your brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn From the T-Shirt Cannon. I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review from bloggingforbooks.com.
I put off reading this book for a while, and I’m not quite sure why. It sat on my coffee table, staring at me every day of my summer break thus far. Today, my husband went off to a MLB game with a friend, so I decided it was the appropriate time to read it.
I was pleasantly surprised by the book, to be honest. The authors took two subjects–psychology and sports–and combined them into one easy-to-read (and fun-to-read) book. The writing style was light and humorous, which made for an easy read. Sometimes, books filled with study after study can get boring and heavy, but this wasn’t the case here.
I’m not a total sports nut–however, I married one–but I am interested in psychology because I like to understand why people act the way they do. This knowledge comes in handy in the classroom at times.
It’s definitely worth a read if you’re even remotely interested in the world of sports or you’re into psychological studies. My favorite chapter was on quarterbacks’ good looks and some studies that came from that.
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