An introductory text for undergraduates. Part I overviews human development and developmental aspects, and Part II covers factors affecting development. Parts III and IV present core concepts in physical changes and movement across the lifespan. Part V addresses assessment and implementing a motor development program. This fourth edition offers expanded coverage of new research in prenatal development, gender, and movement in late adulthood, and incorporates recent standards and guidelines. A new appendix encourages students to explore related Web sites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
PrefacePART I. AN OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT 1. Introduction to Motor Development/Motor Behavior / Motor Development / The History of the Field of Motor Development / Current Trends in Motor Development / An Interdisciplinary Approach to Motor Development / Designing Research in Motor Development: Cross Sectional, Longitudinal, or ...? / The Domains of Human Development / The Importance of Motor Development / Development, Maturation, and Growth / General Motor Development Terms / Gross Movement and Fine Movement / The Process-Product Controversy / Terms for Age Periods Throughout the Lifespan / Stages of Development / (and more...)