Attention and Motor Skill Learning

ISBN-10: 073606270X
ISBN-13: 9780736062701
Edition: 2007
Authors: Gabriele Wulf
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Description: This is an ideal text for motor behaviour and cognitive psychology courses, as well as a reference for professionals with an interest in motor behaviour and human movement. It explores how focus of attention can affect motor performance,  More...

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Book details

List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 4/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.30" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This is an ideal text for motor behaviour and cognitive psychology courses, as well as a reference for professionals with an interest in motor behaviour and human movement. It explores how focus of attention can affect motor performance, particularly the learning of motor skills.

Attentional Focus and the Learning Process
Motor Skill Learning Stages
Attentional Resources
Summary
Internal Versus External Focus Instructions
First Experimental Evidence
Sport Skill Learning
Other Skills
Distance Effects
Individual Differences
Performance Versus Learning
Summary
Internal Versus External Focus Feedback
Attentional Focus and Concurrent Feedback
Sport Skill Learning
Theoretical Implications
Summary
Advantages of Attentional Focus on the Movement Effect
Not Focusing on the Movement or Focusing on the Movement Effect
Constrained Action Hypothesis
Attentional Focus and the Stages of Learning
Preconditions for External Focus Benefits
Summary
Level of Expertise
Instruction and Feedback in Novice Motor Learning and Performance
Instruction and Feedback in Expert Motor Learning and Performance
Action Control and Attentional Focus
Optimal Attentional Focus
Summary
Suprapostural Tasks
Type of Attentional Focus
Type of Attentional Focus and Enhanced Learning of Balance Tasks
Summary
Special Populations
Children
Aging
Parkinson's Disease
Stroke
Speech Disorders
Summary

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