Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Press Release Excerpt on the Book

What does it take to be a champion? What separates winners from losers? More importantly, is there something we can do to improve our chances of winning?

Does defense really win championships? Should golfers really focus on their putting? A new book, by Dr. Jay Granat and Carlton Chin, studies these factors and more – verifying and disproving - various hypotheses with the actual results of major sports championships.

Dr. Granat, a psychotherapist, applies his experience working with athletes of all levels – ranging from Olympic athletes to student athletes – in order to identify “championship characteristics.” Chin, an MIT-trained “quant,” researches these traits using factor analysis. Together, they have identified key winning factors related to sport psychology – backed by a statistical analysis of historical results.