Lifelong Motor Development is a comprehensive, science-based book covering theory and research of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span. The Fourth Edition features increased coverage of dynamic systems theory P a leading theory in motor development that explains how various body systems work together to control movement. KEY TOPICS Dynamic Systems Theory explains how different body systems work together to control movement. Increased coverage of motor development applications provides readers with practical examples related to careers in motor development. For college instructors and students.
Carl Gabbard is Professor and Director of Motor Development Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and a Fellow of The American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in motor development. He has published numerous articles related to motor development and physical activity for infants and children. Gabbard has co-authored and reviewed several major curricular documents for National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA).
In addition to being honored as the Southern District AAHPERD Scholar in 2003, Gabbard has received the Karpovich Lecturer recognition from Springfield College and the Margie R. Hanson Distinguished Service Award from AAHPERD. Gabbard is a former president of the NASPE (membership of 18,000) and served as Chair of the Motor Development section for the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. He continues to be a contributing member of the Motor Development Academy.
1. Introduction to the Developmental Perspective. 2. Heredity and Neurological Changes. 3. Physical Growth Changes. 4. Physiological Changes. 5. Factors Affecting Growth and Development. 6. Perceptual Development. 7. Information Processing and Motor Control. 8. Early Movement Behavior. 9. Motor Behavior during Early Childhood. 10. Motor Behavior during Later Childhood and Adolescence. 11. Motor Behavior in the Adult Years. 12. Assessment. 13. Sociocultural Influences on Motor Development.