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    Whether it was a sports competition or a political election, we have all rooted for the underdog at one point. Was this because we were truly
    rooting for that team or person, or did we do it because we are predisposed
    to root for the underdog, regardless of who or what it is? A group of
    researchers attempted to answer this question with a study involving
    infants, squares, and circles. As the circle appeared to pursue, bump, and
    smash the yellow square, the researchers observed the reactions of the
    infants. Some 16 out of 20 infants reached out for the yellow block.
    Researchers believe that this may be a sign of human beings' predisposition
    to root for the underdog.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/are-people-predisposed-to-root-for-the-underdog.htmm
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    (Original post by Kyx)
    Whether it was a sports competition or a political election, we have all rooted for the underdog at one point. Was this because we were truly
    rooting for that team or person, or did we do it because we are predisposed
    to root for the underdog, regardless of who or what it is? A group of
    researchers attempted to answer this question with a study involving
    infants, squares, and circles. As the circle appeared to pursue, bump, and
    smash the yellow square, the researchers observed the reactions of the
    infants. Some 16 out of 20 infants reached out for the yellow block.
    Researchers believe that this may be a sign of human beings' predisposition
    to root for the underdog.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/are-people-predisposed-to-root-for-the-underdog.htm?m
    Hello again Kyx,
    this sounds really interesting, but your link takes me to an Outlook Web app? Not sure if it's the same for anybody else... Maybe because the URL doesn't look correct at the end. The question mark shouldn't be there. Give it an edit, I checked it out though!
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    (Original post by MountKimbie)
    Hello again Kyx,
    this sounds really interesting, but your link takes me to an Outlook Web app? Not sure if it's the same for anybody else... Maybe because the URL doesn't look correct at the end. The question mark shouldn't be there. Give it an edit, I checked it out though!
    done
 
 
 
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