When going over chapter one in our psychology book I found pseudoscience to be very interesting. The word pseudo means false or fake, so that means pseudoscience is not real science, the reason why it is not real science is because the subjects in pseudoscience are not testable and therefore lie outside the realm of science. A type of pseudoscience I found in the book was apophenia; apophenia is a tendency to perceive meaningful connections among unrelated phenomena. When I think about apophenia, the first thing that came to my mind was athletes in Major League Baseball and there Batting Rituals. Each player has some sort of batting ritual. It doesn't matter if you are in the MLB or just playing high school baseball. Players think they have to approach the plate the same way every time or else it is going to be bad luck and they are going to strike out. Even pre-game rituals have to be the same every time or else they would think they weren't ready for the game. When I played high school football my teammates and I would always have to go to subway before a game and listen to a certain country song.
Here is a player and his batting ritual