The home team:
…The evidence suggests that the social environment has an impact on the performance of individuals. In particular, players of the home team are more likely to choke. This is a very robust finding in the data. It provides evidence against the social support hypothesis, but in support of the hypothesis that positive public expectations induce choking…
Source: “Do Professionals Choke Under Pressure?” from IZA Discussion Paper No. 1905, December 2005
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