Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Aggression and Hockey Uniform Color: Does Black & Red Lead to Black & Blue?

From David Caldwell and Jerry Burger comes a recent study on aggression and hockey uniform color. The results have been published in a Social Psychological and Personality Science article entitled "On Thin Ice: Does Uniform Color Really Affect Aggression in Professional Hockey?".


(image via wikimedia - Category:Fights in ice hockey)

We've previously posted on anxiety and nurse uniform color but it's interesting to see some results for hockey uniform colors. Of course with respect the the authors' conclusions one wonders if there is any difference in the perception of aggression and uniform colors.