Monday, 2 April 2007

Florida or OSU? A winning team may make you more aggressive

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Are you hoping Florida or Ohio State takes home the NCAA championship tonight? Whichever team you're rooting for, if they win, you're likely to be more aggressive than if they'd lost.

It may seem strange, but that's the truth according to a recent study from Cardiff University. Researchers found that fans get so excited when their team pulls through -- so euphoric -- that they lose perspective, which in turn increases aggression.

Oddly, while watching your team lose reduces happiness, watching them win doesn't increase it.

So while losing is certainly frustrating for all you dedicated sports fans, it's after a big win that you'll want to keep yourself in check.

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