Unintentional bias favouring better teams

Interesting research from Norway showing that referees unintentionally bias better teams, explained by social impact theory. Possibly explains why higher placed teams get the favourable end of incorrect ref decisions in the NRL, ala Roosters last night.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspor.2020.00019/full

@nrlsurvivor said in Unintentional bias favouring better teams:

Interesting research from Norway showing that referees unintentionally bias better teams, explained by social impact theory. Possibly explains why higher placed teams get the favourable end of incorrect ref decisions in the NRL, ala Roosters last night.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fspor.2020.00019/full

They argue that this has a bigger impact than pressure from home crowds.

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