Historiographical Sport Psychology Timeline

Events

Coleman R. Griffith founded first lab at University of Illinois

1925

"The Psychology of Coaching" -Griffith

1926

"The Psychology of Athletics" -Griffith

1928

The Great Depression

1929 - 1939

First FIFA World Cup

1930

Griffith's Research in Athletics lab closes

1932

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold metals in Berlin

1936

Chicago Cubs become the first ever team with a sport psychologist

1938

World War II

1939 - 1945

Regular TV broadcasting begins in US

1941

Joseph Shivers invents spandex

1959

Rapid growth of sports psychology in physical education departments

1960 - 1969

First ever Superbowl- Packers vs. Chiefs

1967

International Journal of Sport Psychology

1970

Invention of Hacky Sack

1972

Journal of Sport Psychology

1979

USA hockey team beats Russians in Winter Olympics

1980

Sport psychology gains followers and growth

1980 - 2013

LA Angels hire Dr. Ken Ravizza

1985 - 2000

Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) is founded

1986

APA recognizes sport psychology as a separate division

1986

US Olympic team uses their first sport psychologist

1988

Utah Jazz hires Dr. Keith Henschen

1988 - 2013

Michael Jordan wins his first championship with Chicago Bulls

1991

Tiger Woods wins his first Masters

1997

Michelle Kwan wins first Olympic gold medal

1998

US wins women's World Cup

1999

Behavior Research

2000 - 2010

Emmitt Smith breaks rushing yard record

2002

Dr. Kenneth Ravizza is the "key" to TN Titans turn around

2004

Cal State Fullerton baseball team wins College World Series with Dr. Ken Ravizza

2004

Barry Bonds breaks home run record

2007

Majority of Beijing Olympic athletes worked with a sport psychologist

2008

Apolo Onto Ohno wins 8 Olympic medals with Dr. Keith Henschen

2010

World Trade Center Attack

2011

Fierce Five wins team Olympic gold medal

2012

US wins more Olympic medals than any other country

2012