Psychology strikes out: Coleman R. Griffith and the Chicago Cubs.

  title={Psychology strikes out: Coleman R. Griffith and the Chicago Cubs.},
  author={C. Green},
  journal={History of psychology},
  volume={6 3},
  • C. Green
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • History of psychology
Coleman R. Griffith is widely known as the father of sport psychology in the United States. He directed the Research in Athletics Laboratory at the University of Illinois in the late 1920s and early 1930s and produced many articles and books on the psychology of sport. In 1938, P. K. Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, hired him to help improve the team's performance. Griffith and an assistant filmed and measured the players' skills, attempting to build a "scientific" training program for the… Expand
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  • Wrigley: A memoir of a modest man.
  • 1975
Reports: Experimental laboratories. Chicago National League Ball Club(20 reports). Unpublished manuscript, Coleman Griffith Papers, Box 13, Archives of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • 1938
The organic and mental effects of repeated bodily rotation
General progress of the club
  • 1940