When the Referee Sees Red …

@article{Hagemann2008WhenTR,
  title={When the Referee Sees Red …},
  author={Norbert Hagemann and Bernd Strauss and Jan Leissing},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={769 - 771}
}
Hill and Barton (2005) showed that wearing red sports attire has a positive impact on one's outcome in a combat sport (e.g., tae kwon do or wrestling). They suggested that this effect is due to an evolutionary or cultural association of the color red with dominance and aggression, proposing that this association triggers a psychological effect in an athlete who wears red (or in his or her opponent; e.g., Cuthill, Hunt, Cleary, & Clark, 1997; Milinski & Bakker, 1990; Setchell & Wickings, 2005… 
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