Motor Learning and Performance A Situation-Based Learning Approach

ISBN-10: 073606964X
ISBN-13: 9780736069649
Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)
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List price: $89.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2007
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 416
Size: 10.25" wide x 12.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Richard A. Schmidt, PhD, is professor emeritus in the department of psychology at UCLA. He currently runs his own consulting firm, Human Performance Research, working in the area of human factors and human performance. Known as one of the leaders in research on motor behavior, Dr. Schmidt has more than 35 years' experience in this area and has published widely.The originator of schema theory, Dr. Schmidt founded the Journal of Motor Behavior in 1969 and was editor for 11 years. He authored the first edition of Motor Control and Learning in 1982, followed up with a second edition of the popular text in 1988, and collaborated with Tim Lee for the third edition in 1999 and fourth edition in 2005.Dr. Schmidt received an honorary doctorate from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in recognition of his work. Schmidt is a member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (of which he was president in 1982), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Psychonomic Society. Dr. Schmidt has received the C.H. McCloy Research Lectureship from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.His leisure-time activities include sailboat racing, amateur Porsche racing, and skiing.Timothy D. Lee, PhD, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published extensively in motor behavior and psychology journals since 1979. More recently, he has contributed as an editor to Journal of Motor Behavior and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sportand as an editorial board member for Psychological Review. Since 1984 his research has been supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.Dr. Lee is a member and past president of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) and a member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), the Psychonomic Society, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. In 1980 Dr. Lee received the inaugural Young Scientist Award from SCAPPS; in 1991-92 he received a Senior Research Fellowship by the Dienst Onderzoekscoordinatie, Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium; and in 2005 he presented a prestigious Senior Scientist Lecture at NASPSPA.In his leisure time, Dr. Lee enjoys playing hockey and golf. He has maintained a lifelong fascination with blues music and would one day love to put years of motor learning study into practice by learning to play blues guitar.

Natasha Zaretsky is assistant professor of history at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.Natasha Zaretsky is assistant professor of history at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Preface
An Introduction to Motor Performance and Learning
Getting Started
Preview
Overview
Motor Skill: What Is It?
The Chicken and the Egg: Motor Performance and Motor Learning
A Situation-Based Approach to Motor Performance and Learning
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Processing Information and Making Decisions
Preview
Overview
Information-Processing Approach
Reaction Time and Decision Making
Information Processing Under Different Time Constraints
Information Processing Under Conditions of High and Low Arousal and Anxiety
Attention Capacity: A Limitation to Information Processing
Three Memory Systems
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Principles of Human Skilled Performance
Sensory Contributions to Skilled Performance Preview
Overview
Sources of Sensory Information
Closed-Loop Control Systems
Reflexive Modulations in Movement Skills
Role of Two Visual Systems in Movement Control
Visual Control of Motor Performance Summary
From Principles to Practice
Movement Production and Motor Programs
Chapter Outline
Preview Overview
Motor Program Theory
Open-Loop Control Within the Conceptual Model
Generalized Motor Programs
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Principles of Motor Control and Movement Accuracy Preview
Overview
Relative Timing
Determinants of Accuracy in Rapid Movements
Combining the Principles: A Batting Example
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Individual Differences and Motor Abilities
Preview
Overview
Concept of Individual Differences
Abilities and Capabilities
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Principles of Skill Learning
Preparing for the Learning Experience
Preview
Overview
Defining the Learning Experience
The Learner
Assessing Progress
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Supplementing the Learning Experience
Preview
Overview
Preliminary Considerations
Skill Presentation Techniques
Forms of Practice
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Structuring the Learning Experience
Preview
Overview
Practicing Several Different Skills
Practicing Several Versions of the Same Skill
Random or Blocked Practice Versus Varied or Constant Practice
Combining Random and Varied Practice
Practicing for Consistent and Varied Stimulus-Response Mapping
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Providing Feedback During the Learning Experience
Preview
Overview
Classifying Feedback
Properties of Extrinsic Feedback
Practical Considerations When Providing Information Feedback
Summary
From Principles to Practice
Integration and Applications
Facilitating Learning and Performance
Preview
Overview
A Working Strategy for Providing Instructional Assistance
Four Case Studies
Assessment of Learner Progress
Summary
Applying the Principles of Skill Learning
Preview
Overview
Now It's Your Turn
An Example
A Final Comment
References
Credits
Index
About the Authors

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