Psychology Applied to Sport in the 1940s: The Work of Dorothy Hazeltine Yates

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The purpose of this article is to present the work of Dorothy Hazeltine Yates. Yates was a clinical psychologist who applied psychology to practical problems. One area in which Yates applied her knowledge was psychology applied to athletics. Thus, this article presents Yates’ work with a collegiate boxing team in the early 1940s. This paper will describe Yates’ psychological interventions, teaching, and research with college athletes.

Alan S. Kornspan is Instructor, Mary J. MacCracken is Professor, Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education at University of Akron.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Alan S. Kornspan, 73 Memorial Hall, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325 or E-mail: <>
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