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Life Span Motor Development

Life Span Motor Development - 5th edition

Life Span Motor Development - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780736075527

ISBN10: 0736075526

Life Span Motor Development by Kathleen Haywood - ISBN 9780736075527
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
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Life Span Motor Development by Kathleen Haywood - ISBN 9780736075527

ISBN13: 9780736075527

ISBN10: 0736075526

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 09

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Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition, is the only introductory textbook to use the model of constraints (or dynamical systems) approach in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span. This fully updated edition encourages students to observe and examine how the interactions of the individual, environment, and task affect changes in a person's movements. The principles of motor development are presented in a clear and accessible manner so that even readers with minimal movement science background will comprehend the material. Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition, will give readers the foundation for continued study and real-world practice.
The text begins by introducing students to the basics: motor development, the model of constraints, and the theoretical perspectives relevant in motor development research. After laying the groundwork, the text describes the physical growth and maturation process from infancy to old age, including development and aging effects of specific body systems. Age-related changes in sensation and perception in the visual, kinesthetic, and auditory systems are also explained.
The fifth edition contains several content changes to make the text more user friendly than ever. The inclusion of a chapter discussing the principles of biomechanics presents students with foundational knowledge to ground their understanding of the sequential changes in motor skills development. The text shows how the four components of physical fitness-cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, flexibility, and body composition-interact to affect a person's movements over the life span. It also describes how relevant social, cultural,psychosocial, and cognitive influences can affect a person's movements.
Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition, not only provides students with the observational skills necessary for assessing motor development, but it also expertly ties the information to real life. This edition emphasizes the application of motor development concepts to the real world by beginning each chapter with an example of a common experience and then revisiting that experience at the end of the chapter, allowing readers to apply the material to the example. Application questions throughout the chapters challenge readers to consider how parents or professionals might use the material discussed.
To further solidify their understanding, students are provided with a key code allowing them to access an interactive online student resource containing 33 lab activities that can be printed, learning exercises, and more than 130 video clips with footage focusing on infants, toddlers, young children, adolescents, and adults performing fundamental motor skills-subjects often difficult to study because of permissions and policies, particularly for minors. For each video clip, students can pause, replay, or change the rate of speed, giving them flexibility to analyze and then categorize each subject into the appropriate developmental level. Selected video clips are also used with many of the lab activities to provide visual examples of developmental levels. For professors, the text includes a full array of ancillaries, including an updated instructor guide, test package, presentation package, and a newly added image bank.

Author Bio

Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is a professor and associate dean for graduate education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, where she researches life span motor development and teaches courses in motor behavior and development, sport psychology, and biomechanics. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976.

Haywood is a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). She is also a recipient of AAHPERD's Mabel Lee Award. In addition, Haywood has served as president of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and as chairperson of the Motor Development Academy of AAHPERD.

Haywood is also the coauthor of the first and second editions of Archery: Steps to Success and Teaching Archery: Steps to Success, published by Human Kinetics. She resides in Saint Charles, Missouri, and in her free time enjoys fitness training, tennis, and dog training.

Nancy Getchell, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware in Newark. She has taught courses in motor development, motor control and learning, research methods, and women in sport. For nearly 20 years, Getchell has focused her research on motor development.

Getchell currently serves as section editor for the Growth and Motor Development Section of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. She is a member of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the International Society of Motor Control, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Getchell has also served as the chairperson of the AAHPERD Motor Development and Learning Academy.

In 2001, Getchell was the recipient of the Lolas E. Halverson Young Investigators Award in motor development. She earned a PhD in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1996.

Getchell resides in Wilmington, Delaware, where she enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and bicycling.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Motor Development
Chapter 1. Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives in Motor Development

Part II Development of Motor Skills Across the Life Span
Chapter 3. Physical Growth, Maturation, and Aging
Chapter 4. Development and Aging of Body Systems
Part III Motor Development
Chapter 5. Early Motor Development
Chapter 6. Development of Human Locomotion
Chapter 7. Development of Ballistic Skills
Chapter 8. Development of Manipulative Skills

Part IV Perceptual-Motor Development
Chapter 9. Sensory-Perceptual Development
Chapter 10. Perception and Action in Development

Part V Functional Constraints to Motor Development
Chapter 11. Social and Cultural Constraints in Motor Development
Chapter 12. Psychosocial Constraints in Motor Development
Chapter 13. Knowledge As a Functional Constraint in Motor Development
Part VI Interaction of Exercise and Structural Constraints
Chapter 14. Development of Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Chapter 15. Development of Strength and Flexibility
Chapter 16. Development of Body Composition
Chapter 17. Conclusion: Interactions Among Constraints
Appendix A Skinfold Charts
Appendix B Body Mass Index Charts
Appendix C Head Circumference Charts