Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/1/12
The Atlanta Falcons, even after dismantling a major rival on NFL Network to go to 11-1 on the season, still can’t get any respect. Why do the Atlanta Falcons get no respect? Well, you might be surprised that it has a lot to do with psychology. The theory known as social attention holding potential explains why the Atlanta Falcons get no respect. The definition of the term from evoyage.com “Refers to the quality and quantity of attention others pay to a particular person. This is strictly a human behavior. When group members bestow a lot of attention on an individual, that individual rises in status. Ignored individuals are banished to low status.” and I know I’ve probably lost a few of you.… Read more
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