Thursday, June 2, 2016
The Boston Red Sox & The Great Fenway Park Writers Series Proudly Present:
Sam Sommers - Professor of Psychology, Tufts University
Author of and Speaking on: “This is Your Brain on Sports”
6:30 PM Dinner
Wheels Up - Fenway Park (on Brookline Avenue, next to Game On)
$65 Per Person (includes an autographed copy of the book)
Sam Sommers - Biographical Brief
Dr. Sam Sommers is a professor of psychology at Tufts University. He is a social psychologist who studies everyday perception and judgment, including group dynamics, decision-making, and intergroup relations.
His new book, This is Your Brain on Sports, was co-authored with L. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated (www.brainonsports.com).
The book explores what the sports universe has to teach us about human nature, from the appeal of the underdog to the value of rivalry to why teams are too trigger-happy when it comes to firing head coaches.