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Pocket-Sized #1013: “Death to Improve Basketball”

Death to Improve Basketball

In this Pocket-Sized episode #1013, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Jean Berko Gleason. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Psychology issue (vol. 26, #1) of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine.

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1. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

He Dies, He Scores: Evidence that Reminders of Death Motivate Improved Performance in Basketball,” Colin A. Zestcott, Uri Lifshin, Peter Helm, and Jeff Greenberg, Journal of Sport and Exercise Physiology, vol. 38, no. 5, 2016, pp. 470-480.

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