Defining Motor Development A Model for Studying Motor Development How Do We Know It Is Change? How Do We Know It Is True? The Role of Research Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 2. Theoretical Foundations of Motor Development
The Role of Paradigms in the Field of Development Worldviews in the Field of Development Developmental Worldviews Translated Into Theories of Motor Development Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Part I Summary Suggested Readings
Part II: Physical Growth and Aging
Chapter 3. Physical Growth, Maturation, and Aging
Prenatal Development Prenatal Development Summary Postnatal Development Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 4. Development and Aging of Body Systems
Development of the Skeletal System Development of the Muscular System Development of the Adipose System Development of the Endocrine System Development of the Nervous System Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Part II Summary Suggested Readings
Part III: Motor Development
Chapter 5. Early Motor Development
How Do Infants Move? Why Do Infants Move? Theories on the Role of Reflexes Motor Milestones: The Pathway to Voluntary Movements Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 6. Principles of Motion and Stability
Understanding the Basic Principles of Motion and Stability Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 7. Development of Human Locomotion
Upright Bipedal Locomotion Walking Across the Life Span Running Across the Life Span Other Locomotor Skills Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Grasping and Reaching Fundamental Manipulative Skills Anticipation Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Part III Summary Suggested Readings
Part IV: Impact of Perceptual-Motor Development
Chapter 10. Sensory System Development
Visual Development Kinesthetic Development Auditory Development Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 11. Perceptual-Motor Development
The Study of Perception Perceptual and Perceptual-Motor Development Intermodal Perception Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 12. Perception and Action in Development
The Role of Action in Perception Postural Control and Balance Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Part IV Summary Suggested Readings
Part V: Impact of Functional Constraints
Chapter 13. Social and Cultural Constraints in Motor Development
Social and Cultural Influences as Environmental Constraints Socialization As an Environmental Constraint Race, Ethnicity, and Culture As Constraints Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 14. Psychosocial Constraints in Motor Development
Self-Esteem Motivation Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 15. Knowledge As a Functional Constraint in Motor Development
Knowledge Bases Speed of Cognitive Functions Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Part V Summary Suggested Readings
Part VI: Physical Fitness Over the Life Span
Chapter 16. Development of Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 17. Development of Strength and Flexibility
Development of Strength Development of Strength Summary Development of Flexibility Development of Flexibility Summary Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Chapter 18. Development of Body Composition
Body Composition and Exercise in Children and Youth Obesity Summary and Synthesis Key Terms Discussion Questions
Part VI Summary Suggested Readings
Epilogue: Interactions Among Individual, Environmental, and Task Constraints References Index About the Authors
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