Lifelong Motor Development (3rd Edition)

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9780205308897: Lifelong Motor Development (3rd Edition)
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This book explores the fascinating subject of motor development from birth through adulthood. The most comprehensive and up-to-date, scientifically based book available, Lifelong Motor Development, Third Edition, reviews the latest theory and research to help readers understand physical growth and motor development across the lifespan. The nature/nurture theme pervades, stimulating critical thinking and giving an exciting perspective from which to consider the biological and environmental influences on the various aspects of motor development. Highlights the latest findings in early brain development research and the importance of that research on motor behavior and application of knowledge. New research includes studies on perception, dynamical systems, infant (motor) memory, psychomotor slowing, and physical fitness. For anyone interested in physical education, kinesiology, exercise science, and human performance.

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Carl Gabbard is Professor and Director of Motor Development Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and a Fellow of The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in motor development. He has published numerous articles related to motor development and physical activity for infants and children. Gabbard has co-authored and reviewed several major curricular documents for National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA). 

 

In addition to being honored as the Southern District AAHPERD Scholar in 2003, Gabbard has received the Karpovich Lecturer recognition from Springfield College and the Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Service Award from AAHPERD. Gabbard is a former president of the NASPE (membership of 18,000) and served as Chair of the Motor Development section for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. He continues to be a contributing member of the Motor Development Academy.

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