Although most history of sport psychology literature provides information about Coleman Griffith, little is known about Griffith’s activities related to the discipline after 1940. Thus, the purpose of the present paper is to explain Griffith’s influence on the reinstitution of the Sport Psychology Laboratory at the University of Illinois in 1951. In addition, the work of the Sport Psychology Laboratory at the University of Illinois under the direction of Alfred W. Hubbard is documented. Specifically, this manuscript provides information about sport psychology at the University of Illinois from 1950 until 1970.
Diane L. Gill
Women and women’s issues have a place in sport psychology today, but women have no place in most histories of the field. Some women sport psychologists, particularly Dorothy Harris, were instrumental in the development of sport psychology as a subdiscipline in the 1960s and 1970s. Re-searching the historical foundations reveals that the notable contributions of Harris and other women sport psychologists have roots in earlier work in both psychology and physical education. Pioneering women psychologists conducted research and challenged sexist assumptions and practices since psychology’s earliest days. At the same time, prominent women leaders developed women-oriented programs and contributed to the professional literature in physical education. Women and women’s issues have a place in sport psychology today, but too often that is an “other” or special interest place. By taking steps to re-place women in history and by engendering current research and practice, sport and exercise psychology will be a stronger science and profession.
D. Brett King, Brittany L. Raymond, and Jennifer A. Simon-Thomas
The 19th century can be characterized as a time of avid public interest in team and spectator sports. As diverse and challenging new sports were developed and gained popularity, many articles on a rudimentary sport psychology began to appear in cultural magazines in the United States and Great Britain. Athletes, physicians, educators, journalists, and members of the public wrote on topics such as profiles and psychological studies of elite athletes, the importance of physical training, exercise and health, and the detrimental effects of professional sports to the role of age, gender, and culture in sports. Although a scientific foundation for such observations was largely absent, some of the ideas expressed in early cultural magazines anticipate contemporary interests in sport psychology.
Carole A. Oglesby
This paper describes and examines the feminist world view as a state of consciousness, which informs the scholarly and professional work of those who hold it. The context of the paper is the relatively unrecognized contribution of feminist women in the sport sciences, particularly in the 1950-1975 formative period in the subdiscipline of sport psychology. The peculiar absence of women in the mainstream histories of sport psychology is explored and a cohort of women contributors is presented.
Andrew P. Friesen
Interpersonal dynamics 10 Therapeutic skills 10 Emotions and stress 6 Psychology of injury 6 Mental health 4 Research and methodologies 4 Cultural sport psychology 2 History of sport psychology 2 Biographies 1 Educational psychology 1 Motor control 1 Neuropsychology 1 Sensation and perception 1 Talent
Rena M.G. Curvey, Shannon C. White, Myles T. Englis, Katherine C. Jensen, Marissa K. Bosco, Mikaela E. Thompson, Candice N. Hargons, Samantha N. Leavens, and Emily A. Murphy
same lack of representation of women extends to the field of sport psychology. To reflect on the history of sport psychology, not just in the United States but globally, one may assume that given the lack of recognition, women were not active members in shaping the field to what is seen today. On the