Life Span Motor Development

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9780736031875: Life Span Motor Development

An introduction to life span motor development. This third edition reflects developments in research findings and has been expanded to present topics from a unifying model of constraints approach. Students should learn not only how to look at the individual but also at the task and the environment to fully understand the factors affecting motor development. In addition, a life span approach has been integrated throughout the text. The text includes the following features: real-life vignettes applying to each chapter's content; a running glossary of terms in the margins, which provides definitions where students need them; interactive reflection questions throughout the text to help students master the material and test their learning as they go; assessment boxes to ensure that students learn about evaluation techniques and instruments in a consistent way; a list of objectives opening each chapter; and chapter summaries. Popular features from the second edition have been retained, including: discussion questions at the end of each chapter; concept summaries throughout each chapter; and an index of key terms at the end of each chapter.

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Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is associate dean for graduate education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, where she has taught courses in motor behavior and development, sport psychology, and biomechanics. She has served as secretary/treasurer and president of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and as chairperson of the Motor Development Academy of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She also is a recipient of the Alliance’s Mabel Lee Award.

Dr. Haywood is also the co-author of the first and second editions of Archery: Steps to Success and Teaching Archery: Steps to Success. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976.

Nancy Getchell, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and has been a contributor to the study of motor development for more than 15 years. She is a member of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She earned a master’s degree and PhD in motor development from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

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“This book is especially useful for those who are interested in applying their knowledge of motor control and development to a real world setting. The updated references add value by illustrating the continuing growth and application of research being done in this area.”

—Doody’s Book Review

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