The Extreme Psychology of Sports Fanaticism

Karen Conti

Chicago Cubs fans celebrate the Cubs 10-0 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Chicago. The Cubs won 10-0. (AP Photo/David Banks)

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Dr. Edward Hirt, professor and Director of Instruction at the University of Indiana, joins WGN Radio’s Karen Conti to talk about fan fanaticism. Dr. Hirt is an expert in sports fanship and shares why people are addicted to sports and where their extreme fanaticism comes from.


You can find Karen Conti on Facebook. The Karen Conti Show airs Sundays from 7pm-9pm.

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