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MEMORIAL: Tribute to Dr. Evelyn I. Bird (1928–2020)

MEMORIAL: Tribute to Dr. Evelyn I. Bird (1928–2020) Biofeedback | Fall 2023 Biofeedback Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Volume 51, Issue 3, pp. 79 www.aapb.org DOI: 10.5298/476967 MEMORIAL Tribute to Dr. Evelyn I. Bird (1928–2020) Vietta Sue Wilson, PhD The biofeedback community Bird, E. I., & Wilson, V. E. (1988). The effects of physi- cal practice upon psychophysiological response during lost one of the earlier pio- neers who developed integrated mental rehearsal of novice conductors. Journal of Mental biofeedback stress management Imagery, 12(2), 5164. programs at the university level. Sport Dr. Evelyn Bird, a professor in Bird, E. I. (1980). Current and future directions of biofeedback Human Kinetics at the Uni- research. In P. Klavora & K. Whipper (Eds.), Psychological and versity of Guelph in Ontario, sociological factors in sport (p. 47–53). University of Toronto. Canada created the Stress Bird, E. I. (1987). Psychophysiological processes during Management and High Performance Clinic in 1978. Her 12- rifle shooting. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 18, session program amalgamated information and research she 9–18. (World champion rifleshooter—practiced with EEG.) learned at early meetings and workshops of the Biofeedback Society of America (now the Association for Applied Psycho- Bird, E. 1989. High flyer lowers tension. (International physiology and Biofeedback), the International Stress Man- Aerobatic Pilot.) The Royal Tribune, p. 11. agement Association and the Canadian Sport Psychology Clinic Association, along with research and training in stress man- Bird, E., & Martins, P. (1982). Activation and optimal per- agement and sport psychology. Later she returned and taught formance in a computer game. In J. Whitehead (Ed.), Pro- self-regulation skills at these associations. Her university teaching was impactful and included novel experiences, such ceedings of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology as taking students up in a glider airplane while monitoring Annual Conference (p. 14). Bedford College of Higher Edu- their physiology. Her group and individualized stress manage- cation and the British Society of Sports Psychology. ment programs greatly benefited from the respect and refer- Bird, E. I. (1980). Rehabilitation of an electrical burn rals from the university and local medical practitioners and patient using thermal biofeedback. Biofeedback and Self- were utilized by students, musicians, athletes, national teams, regulation, 5(2), 283–287. businesses, health agencies, and the community at large. Eve- Bird, E. I., Wilson, V. E., & Blanchard, E. B. 1985. Char- lyn’s legacy continues with the multifaceted program now acteristics of stress clinic attendees. Biofeedback and Self- expanding to online offerings for national and international regulation, 10(4), 343–348. groups seeking practical methods to self-regulate. Below are samples of her publications that illustrate how she was a pio- neer in biofeedback-assisted stress management with a wide range of interests and service to the field. Music Bird, E. I. (1984). Mental rehearsal for musicians: Theory, practice and research. Journal of the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, 1(2), 21–26. Bird, E., & Saunders, S. (1984). The EMG overture die Vietta Sue Wilson fledermaus [Video]. Electromyographic criteria for the mental rehearsal training of conductors. English Abstracts Correspondence: Vietta Wilson, Guelph, ONT, Canada, email: viettaw@ yahoo.com. of the International Society for Music Education Interna- tional Conference, London, p. 7. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biofeedback Allen Press

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Biofeedback | Fall 2023 Biofeedback Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Volume 51, Issue 3, pp. 79 www.aapb.org DOI: 10.5298/476967 MEMORIAL Tribute to Dr. Evelyn I. Bird (1928–2020) Vietta Sue Wilson, PhD The biofeedback community Bird, E. I., & Wilson, V. E. (1988). The effects of physi- cal practice upon psychophysiological response during lost one of the earlier pio- neers who developed integrated mental rehearsal of novice conductors. Journal of Mental biofeedback stress management Imagery, 12(2), 5164. programs at the university level. Sport Dr. Evelyn Bird, a professor in Bird, E. I. (1980). Current and future directions of biofeedback Human Kinetics at the Uni- research. In P. Klavora & K. Whipper (Eds.), Psychological and versity of Guelph in Ontario, sociological factors in sport (p. 47–53). University of Toronto. Canada created the Stress Bird, E. I. (1987). Psychophysiological processes during Management and High Performance Clinic in 1978. Her 12- rifle shooting. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 18, session program amalgamated information and research she 9–18. (World champion rifleshooter—practiced with EEG.) learned at early meetings and workshops of the Biofeedback Society of America (now the Association for Applied Psycho- Bird, E. 1989. High flyer lowers tension. (International physiology and Biofeedback), the International Stress Man- Aerobatic Pilot.) The Royal Tribune, p. 11. agement Association and the Canadian Sport Psychology Clinic Association, along with research and training in stress man- Bird, E., & Martins, P. (1982). Activation and optimal per- agement and sport psychology. Later she returned and taught formance in a computer game. In J. Whitehead (Ed.), Pro- self-regulation skills at these associations. Her university teaching was impactful and included novel experiences, such ceedings of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology as taking students up in a glider airplane while monitoring Annual Conference (p. 14). Bedford College of Higher Edu- their physiology. Her group and individualized stress manage- cation and the British Society of Sports Psychology. ment programs greatly benefited from the respect and refer- Bird, E. I. (1980). Rehabilitation of an electrical burn rals from the university and local medical practitioners and patient using thermal biofeedback. Biofeedback and Self- were utilized by students, musicians, athletes, national teams, regulation, 5(2), 283–287. businesses, health agencies, and the community at large. Eve- Bird, E. I., Wilson, V. E., & Blanchard, E. B. 1985. Char- lyn’s legacy continues with the multifaceted program now acteristics of stress clinic attendees. Biofeedback and Self- expanding to online offerings for national and international regulation, 10(4), 343–348. groups seeking practical methods to self-regulate. Below are samples of her publications that illustrate how she was a pio- neer in biofeedback-assisted stress management with a wide range of interests and service to the field. Music Bird, E. I. (1984). Mental rehearsal for musicians: Theory, practice and research. Journal of the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, 1(2), 21–26. Bird, E., & Saunders, S. (1984). The EMG overture die Vietta Sue Wilson fledermaus [Video]. Electromyographic criteria for the mental rehearsal training of conductors. English Abstracts Correspondence: Vietta Wilson, Guelph, ONT, Canada, email: viettaw@ yahoo.com. of the International Society for Music Education Interna- tional Conference, London, p. 7.

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