Alan Kornspan, Ph.D.

Dr. Alan S. Kornspan

Alan S. Kornspan Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Sport Science & Wellness Education
College of Education, The University of Akron


Publications

Selected Publications

Additional publications may be found in the complete vita

  1. Kornspan, A. S.  (2012, in press).  History of Sport and Performance Psychology.  In S. M. Murphy (Ed.).  The Oxford Handbook of Sport and Performance Psychology.  New York:  Oxford.
  2. Cai, S. X. & Kornspan, A. S.  (2012, in press). Incorporating interactive video games to teach students with developmental disabilities.  Strategies.
  3. Kornspan, A. S.  (2012).  The work of Alfred W. Hubbard:  The Sport Psychology Laboratory at the University of Illinois during the 1950s and 1960s.  The Sport Psychologist.  Manuscript accepted for publication with minor revisions.
  4. Kornspan, A. S.  (2012).  The Development of Academic Preparation in Sport Management.  International Journal of Sport Management. In press.
  5. Cai, S. X. & Kornspan, A. S.  (2012). The Use of Exergaming with Developmentally Disabled Students.  Strategies, 25 (3), 15-18.
  6. Kulics, J., Kornspan, A. S., & Kretovics, M.  (2011).  An Analysis of Beliefs of NCAA Division I Academic Advisors on the Impact of the Increased Percentage Toward Degree Requirements.  Academic Athletic Journal, 22, 56-80.
  7. Kornspan, A. S. (2011).  Psychology.  In S. A. Reiss (Ed.).  Sports in America:  From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia.  Armonk, NY:  M. E. Sharpe.
  8. Kornspan, A. S., Lantz, C. L., Lerner, B. S., Johnson, S. R., & Smisson, C. P. (2010).  Appendix K: Reference List of Mental Training/Sport Psychology Videos. In M. L. Sachs, K. L. Burke, and S. L. Schweighardt (Eds.), Directory of graduate programs in applied sport psychology (pp. 315-326) (10th ed.).  Madison, WI:  Association of Applied Sport Psychology.  [Previous Versions published in the 5th – 9th edition of the directory]
  9. Kornspan, A. S., & Sachs, M. L. &  (2010).  Appendix J: Reading list in  applied sport psychology:  Psychological skills training.  In M. L. Sachs, K. L. Burke, and S. L. Schweighardt (Eds.), Directory of graduate programs in applied sport psychology pp. 297-313 (10th ed.).  Madison, WI:  Association of Applied Sport Psychology. [Previous Versions published in the 5th – 9th edition of the directory]
  10. Kornspan, A. S.  (2009).  Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology.  Champaign, IL:  Human Kinetics Publishers. 
  11. Kornspan, A. S.  (2009).  Enhancing performance in sport:  The use of hypnosis and other psychological techniques in the 1950s and 1960s.  In C. D. Green and L. T. Benjamin, Jr. (Eds.), Psychology gets in the game:  Sport, Mind and Behavior (pp. 230-252).  Lincoln, Nebraska:  University of Nebraska Press.
  12. Graef, S., Kornspan, A. S., & Baker, S.  (2009).  Bringing psychological testing to football.  In C.D. Green and L. T. Benjamin, Jr.  (Eds.).  Psychology gets in the game:  Sport, Mind and Behavior (pp. 253-282).  Lincoln, Nebraska:  University of Nebraska Press.
  13. Kornspan, A. S.  (2009).  Audiovisual aids in applied sport psychology.  In J. Williams (Ed.), Instructor’s Manual in Applied Sport Psychology 2nd edition.  Boston:  McGraw Hill.  [Previous Version Published in the 1st edition]
  14. Kornspan, A. S.  (2007).  E.W. Scripture and the Yale Psychology Laboratory:  Studies on athletes and the influence of physical training.  The Sport Psychologist, 152-169.
  15. Kornspan, A. S.  (2007).  The early years of sport psychology:  The work and influence of Pierre De Coubertin.  Journal of Sport Behavior, 30, 77-93. 
  16. Kornspan, A. S. (2006)Applying psychology to football in the 1930s and 1940s.  Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual, 21, 83-99.
  17. Kornspan, A. S., & Duve, M. A.  (2006).  A niche and a need:  A summary of  the need for sport psychology consultants in collegiate sport.  Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 9 (1), 19-25.
  18. Kornspan, A. S., & Duve, M. A.  (2006).  Professionalization in sport and exercise:  Certification, accreditation, and licensure.  International Journal  of Sport Management, 7, 65-79.
  19. Kornspan, A. S., & Lerner, B. S.  (2005).  Graduate education in applied sport psychology: Suggestions for the training of sport psychology consultants.  Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 8 (3), 18-24.
  20. Buser, S. L. & Kornspan, A. S.  (2004).  An analysis of job opportunities for exercise physiologists in cardiac rehabilitation.  Professionalization of Exercise Physiology online, 7.
  21. Kornspan, A. S., Overby, L., & Lerner, B. S.  (2004).  Analysis and performance of pre-performance imagery and other strategies on a golf putting task.  Journal of Mental Imagery, 28, 59-74. 
  22. Kornspan, A. S., & Etzel, E. F.  (2003).  What do we know about the career maturity of college student-athletes?  A brief review and suggestions for career development work with student-athletes.  Academic Athletic Journal, 17, 15-33.
  23. Kornspan, A. S., & MacCracken, M. J.  (2003).  The use of psychology in professional baseball:  The pioneering work of David F. Tracy.  Nine:  A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, 11, 36-43.
  24. Kornspan, A. S., Duve, M. A., MacCracken, M. J., & Buckenmeyer, P.J. (2002).  Career opportunities in sport and exercise among college students. The College Student Journal, 36, 367-372.
  25. Kornspan, A. S., & MacCracken, M. J. (2001).  Psychology applied to sports in the 1940s:  The work of Dorothy Hazeltine Yates.  The Sport Psychologist, 15, 342-345.
  26. Kornspan, A. S., & Etzel, E. F.  (2001).  The relationship of demographic and psychological variables to the career maturity of junior college student-athletes.  Journal of College Student Development, 42, 122-132.
  27. Lesyk, J. J., & Kornspan, A. S.  (2000).  The benefits of youth sport participation: Coaches beliefs and expectations. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 90, 399-402. 
  28. Kornspan, A. S., Lantz, C. D., Lerner, B. S., & Johnson, S. R.  (1998).  A reference list of mental training /sport psychology videos.  Annual of Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics, 13,  23-31, Also reprinted in Directory of graduate programs in applied sport psychology, pp. 275-279 (6th ed.) Morgantown, WV:  Fitness Information Technology, Inc.
  29. Jones, D. F., Housner, L. D., & Kornspan, A. S.  (1997).  Interactive decision making and behavior of experienced and inexperienced basketball coaches during practice.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 16, 454-468.
  30. Kornspan, A. S., Lerner, B. S., Ronayne, J., Etzel, E. F., & Johnson, S. (1995).  The home disadvantage in the national football league’s conference championship games.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 80, 800-802.
  31. Jones, D. F., Housner, L. D., & Kornspan, A. S.  (1995).  A comparative analysis of expert and novice basketball coaches practice planning. Annual of Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics, 10, 201-227.