At the conference, Robbie presented some research on the dishonest diving behaviour of soccer players under different conditions. Specifically, the study focused on when diving pays off - versus
when it doesn't.
The talk was written by Gwen David, Robbie Wilson, and Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos (all from the University of Queensland) - and was entitled "Diving in soccer: When does it pay to be dishonest?"
We can't give away the results just yet, as we're in the process of publishing the data ... but we can give you a link to an article written by Science News about Gwen's work. The greatest thing about this research? It takes scientific principles and theories and uses them in a human/sport context. Very cool!
Written by Amanda Niehaus, PhD