Which athletes are more likely to choke: home team or visitors?
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
Join 45K+ readers. Get a free weekly update via email here.