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Fundamentals of Motor Behavior,9780736077149

Fundamentals of Motor Behavior

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2/15/2010
Publisher(s): Human Kinetics
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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.

Table of Contents

Series Prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Welcome to Motor Behaviorp. 1
What Is Motor Behavior?p. 3
Researchp. 5
Practical Applicationp. 6
Three Subdisciplinesp. 7
A Brief History of Motor Behaviorp. 12
Related Fields of Studyp. 15
The Short of Itp. 17
What Can I Do With Motor Behavior?p. 19
Academic Pathp. 22
Professional Pathsp. 24
Side Pathsp. 28
The Short of Itp. 32
Building Blocks of Motor Behaviorp. 33
Taking a Systematic Approachp. 34
Accounting for the Person, the Task, and the Performance Settingp. 35
Information Processingp. 37
Observing Behaviorp. 39
Closed and Open Skillsp. 41
Discrete, Serial, and Continuous Skillsp. 45
Observation: A Critical Key to Understanding Motor Behaviorp. 47
The Short of Itp. 51
Understanding How We Control Movementsp. 53
Sources of Sensory Informationp. 54
Continuous Controlp. 58
No-Feedback Controlp. 60
Combining Continuous and No-Feedback Controlp. 62
The Short of Itp. 62
Understanding How We Learn Motor Skillsp. 63
Theories of How We Learnp. 64
Ways We Learn Motor Skillsp. 66
Transferp. 72
Feedbackp. 73
The Short of Itp. 78
Capabilities and Limitationsp. 79
Information Processingp. 81
Reacting Faster: Ways to Reduce the Time Spent on Information Processingp. 86
How We Pay Attentionp. 90
What We Pay Attention to Makes a Differencep. 91
Arousal and Performancep. 92
Speed--Accuracy Trade-Offsp. 94
Abilities and Skillsp. 95
The Short of Itp. 97
Setting Practice Proceduresp. 99
Constant and Varied Practicep. 101
Blocked and Random Practicep. 104
Practice Distributionp. 106
Deciding How to Design Practicep. 109
The Short of Itp. 111
Putting It All Together: The Motor Skill Learning Cyclep. 113
Consider the Person, Task, and Performance Settingp. 116
Plan for Practicep. 121
Implement Practicep. 124
Review the Overall Instructional Processp. 127
The Short of Itp. 128
Epilogue: The Future of Motor Behaviorp. 129
Learn More About Motor Behaviorp. 133
Implementing Motor Behavior in the Real Worldp. 135
Referencesp. 143
Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 161
About the Authorp. 167
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