What the dinosaurs forgot to tell us about sport and exercise psychology


In the early 1960s, Physicist Richard Feynman gave a famous series of lecture on physics. In one of his lectures he posed the following question, "If, in some cataclysm, all of scientific knowledge were to be destroyed, and only one sentence passed on to the next generations of creatures, what statement would contain the most information in the fewest words?" In this symposium the above question is posed to a number of faculty in the field of sport and exercise psychology who are currently researching and teaching at Canadian universities. The symposium will start with a 10 minute overview of symposium, including an introduction to the question, in a presentation titled "All Things are Made of Atoms", by Kent Kowalski (University of Saskatchewan). Twelve faculty will then each present their answers to the proposed question across a series of 5 minute presentations. Participating faculty include: Wendy Rodgers (University of Alberta), Catherine Sabiston (University of Toronto), Craig Hall (University of Western Ontario), Jean Cote (Queen's University), Tara-Leigh McHugh (University of Alberta), Kim Dorsch (University of Regina), Nick Holt (University of Alberta), Diane Mack (Brock University), John Spence (University of Alberta), Katherine Tamminen (University of Toronto), Phil Wilson (Brock University), and Kent Kowalski (University of Saskatchewan). Leah Ferguson (University of Saskatchewan) will then provide a 10-minute response as a discussant in which she reflects on the value of the symposium and the answers provided by the participating faculty members. The symposium will conclude with a 10-minute question and answer period with the audience.