Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills / Edition 1

Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills / Edition 1

by Terry McMorris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470849940

ISBN-13: 9780470849941

Pub. Date: 05/14/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills provides students with the theoretical and practical background that is necessary for an understanding of the basics of skill acquisition and performance. This understanding is founded on the student's existing knowledge of sport and leads into the subject, using a student centred, problem-solving approach. The first half…  See more details below

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Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills provides students with the theoretical and practical background that is necessary for an understanding of the basics of skill acquisition and performance. This understanding is founded on the student's existing knowledge of sport and leads into the subject, using a student centred, problem-solving approach. The first half of the book examines the nature of sports performance and the second, skill acquisition. There is currently a debate among researchers into psychomotor learning: the ecological versus the cognitive approach. Because this book is aimed clearly at students taking a first course in the subject the author includes examples from both schools of thought thus ensuring a balanced approach. Written by an author with many years teaching, research and practical coaching experience Acquisition and Performance of Sports Skills will prove invaluable for students of sport and exercise science taking a first course in skill acquisition, motor learning and/or motor control.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470849941
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/14/2004
Series:
Wiley SportText Series, #1
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Prologue
1Skill, ability and performance1
2Perception31
3Decision making63
4Reaction Time79
5Anticipation99
6Memory117
7Motor control135
8Learning163
9Practice203
10Arousal and performance241
11Conclusion257
App. 1Writing an academic paper265
App. 2Glossary of terms used by ecological psychologists269
App. 3: Test your knowledge answers271
References287
Index293

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