Fundamentals of Motor Behavior

ISBN-10: 0736077146

ISBN-13: 9780736077149

Edition: 2010

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This book provides an overview of the field of motor behavior. You don't need specialised knowledge to understand the concepts presented and the material frequently focuses on why the information is relevant in the real world.
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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 2/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Series Preface
Welcome to Motor Behavior
What Is Motor Behavior?
Practical Application
Three Subdisciplines
A Brief History of Motor Behavior
Related Fields of Study
The Short of It
What Can I Do With Motor Behavior?
Academic Path
Professional Paths
Side Paths
The Short of It
Building Blocks of Motor Behavior
Taking a Systematic Approach
Accounting for the Person, the Task, and the Performance Setting
Information Processing
Observing Behavior
Closed and Open Skills
Discrete, Serial, and Continuous Skills
Observation: A Critical Key to Understanding Motor Behavior
The Short of It
Understanding How We Control Movements
Sources of Sensory Information
Continuous Control
No-Feedback Control
Combining Continuous and No-Feedback Control
The Short of It
Understanding How We Learn Motor Skills
Theories of How We Learn
Ways We Learn Motor Skills
The Short of It
Capabilities and Limitations
Information Processing
Reacting Faster: Ways to Reduce the Time Spent on Information Processing
How We Pay Attention
What We Pay Attention to Makes a Difference
Arousal and Performance
Speed--Accuracy Trade-Offs
Abilities and Skills
The Short of It
Setting Practice Procedures
Constant and Varied Practice
Blocked and Random Practice
Practice Distribution
Deciding How to Design Practice
The Short of It
Putting It All Together: The Motor Skill Learning Cycle
Consider the Person, Task, and Performance Setting
Plan for Practice
Implement Practice
Review the Overall Instructional Process
The Short of It
Epilogue: The Future of Motor Behavior
Learn More About Motor Behavior
Implementing Motor Behavior in the Real World
About the Author
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