We're not sure if this is good or bad news for Cleveland sports fans, but Case Western Reserve University psychology professor Heath Demaree has found that unexpected results — even positive ones — affect future risk-taking. The finding, which was published in the American Psychological Journal Emotion, was made by asking subjects to play a computer gambling game with either high, medium or low win yields — dealing the former some unexpected losses and the latter some big wins. When subjects subsequently filled out a questionnaire about their emotions, moods and risk-taking, the study found even surprising wins temporarily resulted in risk aversion. That's interesting, no doubt, but we'd be more than happy to suffer the consequences of a shocking 11-5 Browns season.
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August 16, 2012