Understanding Motor Development: Infants, Children, Adolescents, Adults

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/11/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Understanding Motor Development, a worldwide best-selling text, provides students with both an explanatory and a descriptive basis for the processes and products of motor development. Covering the entire life span, this text focuses on the phases of motor development and provides a solid introduction to the biological, affective, cognitive, and behavioral aspects within each developmental stage. The student is presented with the most up-to-date research and theory, while the Triangulated Hourglass Model is used as a consistent conceptual framework that brings clarity to understanding infant, childhood, adolescent, and adult motor development.

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Background

1 Understanding Motor Development: An Overview

2 Models of Human Development

3 Motor Development: A Theoretical Model

4 Selected Factors Affecting Motor Development

Unit 2 Infancy

5 Prenatal Factors Affecting Development

6 Prenatal and Infant Growth

7 Infant Reflexes and Rhythmical Stereotypies

8 Rudimentary Movement Abilities

9 Infant Perception

Unit 3 Childhood

10 Childhood Growth and Development

11 Fundamental Movement Abilities

12 Physical Development of Children

13 Childhood Perception and Perceptual-Motor Development

14 Childhood Self-Concept Development

Unit 4 Adolescence

15 Adolescent Growth, Puberty, and Reproductive Maturity

16 Specialized Movement Abilities

17 Fitness Changes During Adolescence

18 Adolescent Socialization

Unit 5 Adulthood

19 Physiological Changes in Adults

20 Motor Performance in Adults

21 Psychosocial Development in Adults

Unit 6 Programming

22 Assessing Motor Behavior

23 Programming for Developmental Physical Activity

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