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Author Magill, Richard A., author.
Title Motor learning and control : concepts and applications / Richard A. Magill, New York University, David I. Anderson, San Francisco State University.
Published New York, NY : McGraw-Hill, [2014]
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 Reserve Desk  BF295 .M36 2014    IN LIBRARY
Edition Tenth edition.
Description xiv, 479 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents UNIT I: Introduction to Motor Skills and Abilities -- 1. The Classification of Motor Skills -- 2. The Measurement of Motor Performance -- 3. Motor Abilities -- UNIT II: Introduction to Motor Control -- 4. Neuromotor Basis for Motor Control -- 5. Motor Control Theories -- 6. Sensory Components of Motor Control -- 7. Performance and Motor Control Characteristics of Functional Skills -- 8. Action Preparation -- UNIT III: Attention and Memory -- 9. Attention as a Limited Capacity Resource -- 10. Memory Components, Forgetting, and Strategies -- UNIT IV: Introduction to Motor Skill Learning -- 11. Defining and Assessing Learning -- 12. The Stages of Learning -- 13. Transfer of Learning -- UNIT V: Instruction and Augmented Feedback -- 14. Demonstration and Verbal Instructions -- 15. Augmented Feedback -- UNIT VI: Practice Conditions -- 16. Practice Variability and Specificity -- 17. The Amount and Distribution of Practice -- 18. Whole and Part Practice -- 19. Mental Practice.
Summary "Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions. The text opens with an introduction to motor skills and control, continues through attention, memory, and learning, and ends with a discussion of instruction, feedback, and practice methods. The text's strong research base, clear presentation and practical applications will help students build a solid foundation in motor skills and prepare them for further exploration on their own"-- Provided by publisher.
"This tenth edition of Motor Control and Learning extends and updates the major revisions in the previous edition. The many changes in that edition included new chapters, restructured chapters, and new pedagogical features. Based on the insightful comments of people who use this book in their classes and from the reviewers of that edition, those changes were well received. As a result of that reception this new edition focuses on maintaining the chapter structure of the previous edition, while extending and updating the discussion of topics that continue to generate new research as well as interest by practitioners"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Note Title generously provided by Campus Quality Fee.
Subject Motor learning -- Textbooks.
Related Names Anderson, David I.
ISBN 0078022673 (loose-leaf)
9780078022678 (loose-leaf)
OCLC number 825049115