Designed for introductory students, this text provides the reader with a solid research base and defines difficult material by identifying concepts and demonstrating applications for each of those concepts. "Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications" also includes references for all relevant material to encourage students to examine the research for themselves.
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Highlights Motor Control Content The revised book title better reflects the inclusion of four chapters that specifically focus on motor control: Motor Control Theories, Performance Characteristics of Complex Skills, Proprioception and Vision, and Action Preparation. In addition, another chapter, Attention, can also be categorized under motor control.
Concept Approach Strengthens the concept approach by combining similar topics in fewer chapters. With 18 chapters instead of 23, this new format makes it easier for instructors to cover the material in one semester and sharpens the book's focus for students.
Practical Applications Offers more practical applications that feature sports and games, demonstrating how teachers, coaches, and athletic trainers can use motor learning and control every day in their fields.
Online Labs Connected to Text Lab Links connect the chapter content with online lab activities featured in the Online Learning Center. These boxes show students how to use what they are learning by doing experiments and activities that reinforce chapter ideas.
Updated The material throughout the text is update to feature new research in text discussions, A Closer Look boxes, and references and readings.
Behavioral Approach Focuses on the behavioral approach, keeping the book within the scope of a one-semester undergraduate introductory course in motor learning and control, rather than attempting to also present the physiological approach.
Closer Look Boxes These updated boxes offer students the chance to learn about recent research topics and view motor learning and control in new and different ways.
Student Learning Tools Includes new chapter objectives to help students focus on the most important topics, making it easier for them to learn and review each chapter. Pedagogy also includes study questions, glossary and related readings.
Illustrations The text includes more photos and line drawings making it more visually engaging and the content easier for students to understand.About the Author:
Richard Magill is a professor in both the Department of Kinesiology and the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University. He received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from Florida State University with a specialization in motor learning. Earlier he received an M.Ed. from Temple University and a B.S. from Philedelphia College of Bible. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport from 1996-1999 having previously served as the section editor for motor learning. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Motor Behavior and has provided editorial assistance to numreous other motor learning journals around the world. Dr, Magill is widley published in refereed journals and has active in the service of Louisiana State University and numerous professional organizations. In April 1999 he was given the LSU Distinguished Faculty Award and in September he was the recipient of the endowed professorship, Helen "Bessie" Silverberg Pliner Professor in Kinesiology.
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Book Description McGraw Hill Higher Education. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. New, 7th Edition, International Edition . Bookseller Inventory # 0071232567
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill Higher Education, 01.11.2003., 2003. Book Condition: Neu. Auflage: 7th Revised edition. 416 Seiten neu, noch in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 433136 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 23,2 x 18,4 x 1,6 cm, Taschenbuch. Bookseller Inventory # 158794