Famous Sport Psych GuysA. Norman TriplettI. Conducted first sport psychology experimenta. Wanted to determine whether people were more productive when doing a task alone or in the presence of othersb. Used a cycling task (how far did subjects cycle in solitary conditions or cycling next to someone else)c. Found performance tends to increase when with others (social facilitation theory)holds true for both competition and cooperationII. Not a sport psychologist, but a social psychologistB. Coleman GriffithI. “Father of sport psychology” (1920s, 1930s)II. Professor at University of Illinoisa. Credited with establishing a sport psychology labb. Published many papers and a few books dealing with sport psych topicsIII. Was a consultant who worked in professional sports (Chicago Cubs for 6-7 years)a. Was working in applied and experimental areasIV. Did not mentor graduate students, so his lab was not continued on (lull in sport psych until 1960s)C. Franklin Henry (1960s)I. “Father of motor learning”
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