NHL: Canada has love...

Canada has a love-hate relationship with the Toronto Maple Leafs It’s been nearly 20 years since a Canadian NHL team hoisted the Stanley Cup, but hockey fans keep rooting for the underdog. Despite dismal seasons that left them out of playoff contention, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto...

Superstitions In Col...

According to Dr. Richard Lustberg, creator of the Web site Psychology of Sports, superstitious behavior and rituals play a significant role in the mental preparation for a competition (Chick, 2008).  http://www.mckendree.edu/web/scholars/winter2012/mouyard.htm...

La cultura del depor...

“In this country, we can’t even agree on a bill in Congress, but the city of New Orleans is united around the Saints—the tremendous degrees of euphoria, connectedness, this provides, all the psychological benefits … you can’t underestimate those kinds of connections.” – Dr. Richard...

CNN NEWS Room: FAN B...

FAN BEHAVIOR AT JET GAME 2013 OCTOBER   Richard Lustberg, let me bring you into the conversation. You’re a psychologist. You spent a lot of time studying fan behavior. Someone reminded me today, remember, fan is short for fanatic. But we have seen the fights in the stands. Of...

Season of Ghosts: Th...

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Somethings Fishy In ...

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/football/somethings-fishy-in-miami-231327951.html?device=mobile NEW YORK — The allegations that Richie Incognito bullied fellow Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin have other National Football League teams taking a closer look at their own...

The Royals and Chief...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —“People get overwhelming emotions, because they’ve invested so much time,” says Lustberg, whose blogs and essays can be found at www.PsychologyOfSports.com.“Fathers (who) know what it’s like to win and their children don’t. “To...

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On Pirate Fans Quoted....

FLOCK TALK:FAN BEHAV...

Vince Lombardi once said that the price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.             Dr. Richard Lustberg, a sports psychologist,...

Dr. Lustberg Speaks ...

Appeared on CNN television interview . 10-2103...

NFL Bullying Accusat...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-08/nfl-bullying-accusation-forces-teams-to-look-at-own-locker-rooms.html The allegations that Richie Incognito bullied fellow Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin have other National Football League teams taking a closer look at their own locker rooms....

Alex Rodriguez And M...

By Andrew O’Reilly Published August 06, 2013 | Fox News Latino The suspension of 13 Major League Baseball players – including New York Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez – for involvement with the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis cast light once again on the rampant use of steroids...

Dr. Lustberg speaks ...

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/article/20120106/NEWS/301060012/Clemson-fans-should-focus-good-times-experts-say...

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Dr. Lustberg Speaks ...

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20101003/SPORTS02/10030331/Dueling-QBs-fight-for-hearts-and-minds Geoff Mosher wrote this piece. A nice guy...

Dr. Lustberg on ABC ...

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodResourceCenter/nfl-wives-united-ward-off-cheating-husbands/story?id=11976584&page=2...

WBAL Radio 1090AM Ba...

Appeared with Brett Hollander to talk about the psychological changes affecting the Orioles since Buck Showalter took over....

ESPN Magazine-Icing ...

Just did an interview with ESPN magazine on “icing the kicker”. Will be coming out in the ICING issue I have been told....

CBS Radio

I appeared on CBS Radio Canada to discuss the psychology of losing.  The Edmontion Oilers and Eskimos are having quite some time up there. Questions ranged from how the fans and players could best handle losing and how to regain a winning attitude....