Lifelong Motor Development: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Carl P. Gabbard  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
462
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292027906
ISBN
1292027908
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Lifelong Motor Development, Sixth Edition, is a comprehensive, science-based text covering background, theory, and research in the field of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span, as well as the practical application of these concepts. The Sixth Edition focuses on the concept that the study of motor development is the study of change. In order to truly understand the multicausal and complex nature of motor development, this book was created and continues with the goal of introducing students to not a single theoretical explanation, but the most prominent theories and views that underscore our understanding of change in motor development. This approach helps the Sixth Edition maintain its place as still the most scientific, contemporary, and applicable text of its kind.

Features

  • The latest biological and environmental theories that underscore the developmental systems perspective, including use of Newell’s constraints model, dynamic systems theory, developmental cognitive neuroscience, and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory.
  • Motor development applications make connections between what students are learning and the real world.
  • Think About It questions encourage students to think critically and apply what they have learned.
  • Key Terms keep students focused on the most important topics in the chapter.
  • End-of-chapter material includes references to additional material for further exploration.

New to this Edition

The Sixth Edition focuses on the notion that the study of motor development is truly the study of change. It does so in the following ways:

  • New Focus On Change box highlights the underlying theme of change across the life span and how it applies to motor development in each and every chapter.
  • New coverage of the Developmental Systems perspective by leading developmentalists in Chapter 1 advocates the notion that human development is the product of changing relations between the developing person and his or her changing environment.
  • New theory, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, is covered in Chapters 1 and 7 and explains how the new technology of today, such as Brain Imaging techniques, helps us to understand why developmental changes in the brain and perceptual and motor behavior occur.
  • New material on the effects of the environment related to change covered in Chapters 1 and 13 focuses on how change in the environment over time–in the home, community, culture, etc.–provides insight into the latest biological environment theories.

 

Also New to this Edition:

  • New section on motor disorders is covered in Chapter 7.
  • New material on Embodied Cognition is covered in Chapter 6.
  • A major update to Chapter 12 (Assessment) features new tools and the deletion of outdated tools.
  • Updates to Focus on Application boxes include the addition of new questions for students within the boxes.
  • New eText CourseSmart format is now available.

Table of Contents

I. AN OVERVIEW OF LIFELONG HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

1. Introduction to the Developmental Perspective

 

II. BIOLOGICAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

2. Heredity and Neurological Changes

3. Physical Growth Changes

4. Physiological Changes

5. Factors Affecting Growth and Development

 

III. PERCEPTION AND INFORMATION PROCESSING

6. Perceptual Development

7. Information Processing and Motor Control

 

IV. MOTOR BEHAVIOR ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

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

 

V. ASSESSING CHANGE

12. Assessment

 

VI. SOCIOCULTURAL INFLUENCES ON MOTOR DEVELOPMENT

13. Sociocultural Influences on Motor Development