Ben Cohen is a sports reporter for the Wall Street Journal who writes about the NBA, the Olympics, and other topics that don’t involve extraordinarily athletic people. While he is definitely the first sports reporter to join this show, he may also be the first sports reporter to write about behavioral science and cognitive biases.
In this episode, Ben covers both of those topics and more as he shares insights from his new book, The Hot Hand. Listen in to learn about the science and mystery of streaks, how The Hot Hand Fallacy may be faulted, and how to differentiate between random and skilled performances.
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On Today’s Episode We’ll Learn:
- How we all see patterns in randomness.
- Why we have to embrace The Hot Hand Fallacy.
- The science behind streaks.
- How Ben combined sports and psychology.
- The difference between random and skilled performances.
Key Resources for Ben Cohen:
- Connect with Ben Cohen: Website | Twitter | LinkedIn
- Amazon: The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks
- Kindle: The Hot Hand
- Audiobook: The Hot Hand
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