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Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications

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Author: Magill, Richard

Brand: McGraw-Hill Education

Edition: 11

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 496

Release Date: 08-07-2016

Details: Product Description Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications provides an introductory study of motor learning and control for students who aspire to become practitioners in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented professions. The text opens with an introduction to motor skills and control, continues through attention, memory, and learning, and ends with a discussion of instruction, feedback, and practice methods. The text's strong research base, clear presentation and practical applications will help students build a solid foundation in motor skills and prepare them for further exploration on their own. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html About the Author Richard A. Magill holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Motor Learning from Florida State University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Motor Learning and Control graduate program at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Dance Education and Physical Therapy graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, also in New York City. He was formerly the Helen "Bessie" Silverberg Pliner Professor in Kinesiology and Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Kinesiology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His research focuses on understanding how motor skills are acquired and how practice conditions influence that acquisition. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and presentations. He is an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology, in which he served as President. He also is an active member and former President of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Among his other professional service activities, he was Editor in Chief for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and he has served on the editorial boards of several journals focused on motor learning and control.  David I. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Motor Learning and Control from Louisiana State University. He is the Director of the Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families at San Francisco State University and the former Chair of the Department of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University. His research centers on understanding how motor skills are acquired, how to promote the development of motor skills, and how motor activity influences psychological functioning and academic performance. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and presentations, and has received significant funding for his research from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education, and private foundation

Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches

Languages: English