Motor Learning and Control From Theory to Practice

ISBN-10: 0495010804
ISBN-13: 9780495010807
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.068
Language: English

The goal of Motor Learning and Control: From Theory to Practice is to introduce students to the dynamic field of motor learning and control in ways that are meaningful, accessible, and thought-provoking. This text offers a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the major areas of study in motor learning and control using several different perspectives applied to scholarly study and research in the field. Presenting the most current theories applied to the study and understanding of motor skills, this text is filled with practical examples and interactive applications to help students prepare for careers in movement-related fields.

Dr. William H. Edwards is professor and director of the motor learning laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his B.S. degree from California State Polytechnic University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in kinesiology from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the faculty at Sacramento State, Professor Edwards served on the faculties of USC, San Diego State University, and the University of Arkansas. Professor Edwards teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in motor learning and motor control, and graduate courses in research methods and design at Sacramento State. His current research focuses on identifying the factors most responsible for high levels of performance across a wide variety of motor activities and domains.

Introduction
What Is a Skill?
The Human Motor System
The Learning Process
Individual Differences
Memory and Motor Skill Learning
Theories of Motor Control and Motor Learning
The Stages of Learning
Preparing Learners for Practice: Motivation and Attention
Providing Instructions and Demonstrations
Scheduling the Learning Experience
Providing Feedback
Appendixes (Including Labs)

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