Lifelong Motor Development

ISBN-10: 080532724X
ISBN-13: 9780805327243
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
Authors: Carl P. Gabbard
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Description: KEY MESSAGE:Lifelong Motor Development, Fifth Edition,is a comprehensive, science-based text covering theory and research of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span. The text is not limited to theory but focuses on the application of  More...

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List price: $117.27
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/27/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.552

KEY MESSAGE:Lifelong Motor Development, Fifth Edition,is a comprehensive, science-based text covering theory and research of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span. The text is not limited to theory but focuses on the application of motor development concepts. This edition features a unique developmental systems perspective, which advocates that development is the product of dynamic interacting processes between the various biological systems and environmental contexts.Introduction to the Developmental Perspective, Heredity and Neurological Changes, Physical Growth Changes, Physiological Changes, Factors Affecting Growth and Development, nbsp;Perceptual Development, Information Processing and Motor Control, Early Movement Behavior, Motor Behavior During Early Childhood, Motor Behavior During Later Childhood and Adolescence, Motor Behavior in the Adult Years, Assessment, Sociocultural Influences on Motor Development For all readers interested in a science-based text that covers theory and research of physical growth and motor behavior. nbsp;

Carl Gabbardis Professor and Director of Motor Development Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and a Fellow of The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in motor development. He has published numerous articles related to motor development and physical activity for infants and children. Gabbard has co-authored and reviewed several major curricular documents for National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA).nbsp; nbsp; In addition to being honored as the Southern District AAHPERD Scholar in 2003, Gabbard has received the Karpovich Lecturer recognition from Springfield College and the Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Service Award from AAHPERD. Gabbard is a former president of the NASPE (membership of 18,000) and served as Chair of the Motor Development section for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. He continues to be a contributing member of the Motor Development Academy.

Introduction to the Developmental Perspective
Heredity and Neurological Changes
Physical Growth Changes
Physiological Changes
Factors Affecting Growth and Development
Perceptual Development
Information Processing and Motor Control
Early Movement Behavior
Motor Behavior during Early Childhood
Motor Behavior during Later Childhood and Adolescence
Motor Behavior in the Adult Years
Assessment
Sociocultural Influences on Motor Development

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