Basketball on the Edge – Why We Rage: The Science Behind Crazy Parents and Over the Top Coaches by John O’Sullivan

Have you ever noticed when you go to your child’s basketball game that you react one way to bad calls, aggressive fouls, or intense situations in your game, but have little or no reaction to similar situations in the game prior to yours, where you have no emotional stake? Do you sit there with a neutral demeanor while your child warms up, watching two teams hack each other to pieces, and the referee turn a blind eye, yet feel nothing? But once your child’s game tips off, do you feel your emotions rise, the tension heighten, and everything change?

If your answer is yes, then you are perfectly normal. Nearly every parent, player and coach goes through these same emotions. Science tells us why…

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