Psychology behind dating sites
Even people who are usually relatively reserved and shy can explode in bursts of exhibitionism when they get in ‚fan-mode’.Some fans don’t even have to physically attend the game to show the disinhibition effect.Some fans get slightly over-excited after a dunk, feel devastated after a loss, have mild anger control issues or are simply pleasantly insane by nature (that last link is from Those Lil Rabbits but its still hilarious).
When tens of thousands of people are chanting ‘We’re number one,’ wearing team apparel, our group identity is strong and we want to fit in.
“So if we see someone throw a beer bottle and it draws cheers from our group members who we’re really identifying with at the time, we might be apt to match that behaviour or up it,” he added.
“You can see it with heckling, if people laugh and provide reinforcement, others act out that way.” The solution lies in stopping the process of deindividuation.
Offline or online the best way to do that is to encourage a fans self-awareness.
It may be the fans themselves who can best prevent such incidents.
Peer pressure can curb unruly behavior before it begins to escalate.