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Life Span Motor Development

Kathleen Haywood Nancy Getchell

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Human Kinetics Publishers
15 May 2019
Human growth & development
Life Span Motor Development, Seventh Edition With Web Study Guide, is a leading text for helping students examine and understand how interactions of the developing and maturing individual, the environment, and the task being performed bring about changes in a person's movements. This model of constraints approach, combined with an unprecedented collection of video clips marking motor development milestones, facilitates an unmatched learning experience for the study of motor development across the life span.

The seventh edition expands the tradition of making the student's experience with motor development an interactive one. An improved web study guide retains more than 100 video clips to sharpen observation techniques, while incorporating additional interactive questions and lab activities to facilitate critical thinking and hands-on application. The text also contains several updates to keep pace with the changing field:

Content related to physcial growth and development of the skeletal, muscle, and adipose systems is reorganized chronologically for a more logical progression. New material on developmental motor learning demonstrates the overlap between the disciplines of motor development and motor learning. New insights into motor competence help explain the relationship between skill development and physical fitness.

The text helps students understand how maturational age and chronological age are distinct and how functional constraints affect motor skill development and learning. It shows how the four components of physical fitness-cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition-interact to affect a person's movements over the life span, and describes how relevant social, cultural, psychosocial, and cognitive influences can affect a person's movements. This edition comes with 148 illustrations, 60 photos, and 25 tables-all in full color-to help explain concepts and to make the text more engaging for students. It also retains helpful learning aids including chapter objectives, a running glossary, key points, sidebars, and application questions throughout each chapter.

The enhancements to the seventh edition don't end with revised content in the text. Instructors adopting the text for use in their course will find an updated ancillary package. The authors have revised the test package, and the instructor guide now includes feedback and answers to lab questions and Test Your Knowledge questions that appear throughout the book. In addition, the video clips that students view through the web study guide are available in separate files so they can be uploaded into learning management systems or PowerPoint presentations.

Life Span Motor Development, Seventh Edition, embraces an interactive and practical approach to illustrate the most recent research in motor development. Students will come away with a firm understanding of the concepts and how they apply to real-world situations.
By:   Kathleen Haywood, Nancy Getchell
Imprint:   Human Kinetics Publishers
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Seventh Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 279mm,  Width: 216mm, 
Weight:   1.247kg
ISBN:   9781492566908
ISBN 10:   149256690X
Pages:   448
Publication Date:   15 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
Part I. Introduction to Motor Development Chapter 1. Fundamental Concepts Defining Motor Development Constraints: A Model for Studying Motor Development How Do We Know It Is Change? A Developmental Paradox: Universality Versus Variability Summary and Synthesis Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives in Motor Development Maturational Perspective Information Processing Perspective Ecological Perspective Current Interests Summary and Synthesis Chapter 3. Principles of Motion and Stability Understanding the Principles of Motion and Stability Using the Principles of Motion and Stability to Detect and Correct Errors Summary and Synthesis Part II. Development of Motor Skills Across the Life Span Chapter 4. Early Motor Development How Do Infants Move? Why Do Infants Move? The Purpose of Reflexes Motor Milestones: The Pathway to Voluntary Movements Development of Postural Control and Balance in Infancy Summary and Synthesis Chapter 5. Development of Human Locomotion The First Voluntary Locomotor Efforts: Creeping and Crawling Walking Across the Life Span Running Across the Life Span Other Locomotor Skills Summary and Synthesis Chapter 6. Development of Ballistic Skills Overarm Throwing Kicking Punting Sidearm Striking Overarm Striking Interventions Summary and Synthesis Chapter 7. Development of Manipulative Skills Grasping and Reaching Catching Anticipation Summary and Synthesis Part III. Physical Growth and Aging Chapter 8. Physical Growth, Maturation, and Aging Prenatal Development Postnatal Development Summary and Synthesis Chapter 9. Development and Aging of Body Systems Systems Development During the Prenatal Period Systems Development During Childhood and Adolescence Systems Development During Adulthood Summary and Synthesis Part IV. Development of Physical Fitness Chapter 10. Development of Cardiorespiratory Endurance Physiological Responses to Short-Term Exercise Physiological Responses to Prolonged Exercise Summary and Synthesis Chapter 11. Development of Strength and Flexibility Muscle Mass and Strength Development of Flexibility Summary and Synthesis Chapter 12. Weight Status, Fitness, and Motor Competence A Model of Interrelationships Body Composition Obesity Motor Competence, Activity, Fitness, and Body Composition Summary and Synthesis Part V. Perceptual-Motor Development Chapter 13. Sensory-Perceptual Development Visual Development Kinesthetic Development Auditory Development Intermodal Perception Summary and Synthesis Chapter 14. Perception and Action in Development The Role of Action in Perception Postural Control and Balance Summary and Synthesis Part VI. Functional Constraints in Motor Development Chapter 15. Social and Cultural Constraints in Motor Development Social and Cultural Influences as Environmental Constraints Other Sociocultural Constraints: Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status Summary and Synthesis Chapter 16. Psychosocial Constraints in Motor Development Self-Esteem The Link Between Perceived and Actual Motor Competency Motivation Summary and Synthesis Chapter 17. Developmental Motor Learning Unpacking the Definition of Motor Learning A Brief History of Developmental Motor Learning Stages of Learning and the Development of Expertise Practice and Motor Learning Augmented Feedback and Motor Learning Other Factors that Impact Motor Learning Summary and Synthesis Chapter 18. Conclusion: Interactions Among Constraints Using Constraints to Enhance Learning in Physical Activity Settings Interacting Constraints: Case Studies Summary and Synthesis Appendix. Skinfold, Body Mass Index, and Head Circumference Charts

Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, where she has researched life span motor development and taught courses in motor behavior and development, sport psychology, and biomechanics. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Haywood is a fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology and the Research Consortium of the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America). She is also a recipient of SHAPE America's Mabel Lee Award. Haywood has served as president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and as chairperson of the Motor Development Academy of SHAPE America. Haywood is also the coauthor of four editions of Archery: Steps to Success and of Teaching Archery: Steps to Success, published by Human Kinetics. She resides in Saint Charles, Missouri, and in her free time enjoys fitness training, tennis, and dog training. Nancy Getchell, PhD, is a professor at the University of Delaware in Newark. For nearly 30 years, Getchell has investigated developmental motor control and coordination in children with and without disabilities. Her current research focus is on brain/behavior relationships in children with developmental coordination disorder and other conditions. She teaches courses in motor development, motor control and learning, research methods, and women in sport. Getchell is currently the president of the International Motor Development Research Consortium as well as a professional member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, and the International Society of Motor Control. She is a research fellow of SHAPE America and has served as the chairperson of the Motor Development and Learning Academy. Currently, Getchell serves as an associate editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and on the editorial board of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy and Frontiers in Psychology. Getchell obtained her PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1996 in kinesiology with a specialization in motor development. In 2001, Getchell was the recipient of the Lolas E. Halverson Young Investigator Award in motor development. Getchell resides in Wilmington, Delaware, where she enjoys hiking, geocaching, and bicycling.

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