The impact of a team's aggressive reputation on the decisions of association football referees

  title={The impact of a team's aggressive reputation on the decisions of association football referees},
  author={M. Jones and G. Paull and J. Erskine},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={1000 - 991}
  • M. Jones, G. Paull, J. Erskine
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Sciences
  • It has been suggested that individuals may use heuristic methods of reasoning and rely on schemata when a quick decision is necessary. Accordingly, it is possible that decisions made by sport officials may be influenced by prior knowledge they have about teams they are officiating. The aim of the present study was to determine whether sport officials are more likely to penalize individuals who participate in a team with an aggressive reputation. In a balanced design, 38 football referees were… CONTINUE READING
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