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Overview

The goal of Motor Learning and Control: From Theory to Practice is to introduce students to the dynamic field of motor learning and control in ways that are meaningful, accessible, and thought-provoking. This text offers a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the major areas of study in motor learning and control using several different perspectives applied to scholarly study and research in the field. Presenting the most current theories applied to the study and understanding of motor skills, this text is filled with practical examples and interactive applications to help students prepare for careers in movement-related fields.

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"...The major advantages of Edwards, MOTOR LEARNING AND CONTROL: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE, are readability and application. I think students will find it fairly user-friendly and engaging, particularly with the application activities included in the chapter." —Stacey Gaines, Texas A&M University—Kingsville
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495010807
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/5/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. William H. Edwards is professor and director of the motor learning laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at California State University, Sacramento. He received his B.S. degree from California State Polytechnic University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in kinesiology from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the faculty at Sacramento State, Professor Edwards served on the faculties of USC, San Diego State University, and the University of Arkansas. Professor Edwards teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in motor learning and motor control, and graduate courses in research methods and design at Sacramento State. His current research focuses on identifying the factors most responsible for high levels of performance across a wide variety of motor activities and domains.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. What Is a Skill? 3. The Neurological Bases of Human Movement 4. Theoretical Perspectives 5. The Learning of Motor Skills 6. Memory and Learning 7. Stages of Learning 8. Individual Differences 9. Preparing Learners for Practice: Motivation and Attention 10. Instructions and Demonstrations 11. Scheduling the Learning Experience 12. Providing Feedback Appendixes (Including Labs)

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