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Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications, 2024 Release
Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications, 2024 Release

Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications, 2024 Release

ISBN10: 1264681933 | ISBN13: 9781264681938
By Richard Magill and David Anderson

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Magill’s Motor Learning and Control: Concepts and Applications introduces the study of motor learning and control to students pursuing careers in exercise science, physical education, and other movement-oriented fields. Each chapter presents motor learning and control as a set of principles and guidelines based on research evidence. Recent scholarship is interpreted and used to explore core concepts and basic theory. Application Problems guide students to consider real-world applications of the theory and research they have studied. The authors’ clear writing style and practical applications will help students build a solid foundation and prepare them for further exploration on their own.

Unit 1 Introduction to Motor Skills and Abilities 
CHAPTER 1: The Classification of Motor Skills 
CHAPTER 2: The Measurement of Motor Performance 
CHAPTER 3: Motor Abilities 


Unit 2 Introduction to Motor Control 
CHAPTER 4: Neuromotor Basis for Motor Control 
CHAPTER 5: Motor Control Theories 
CHAPTER 6: Sensory Components of Motor Control 
CHAPTER 7: Performance and Motor Control Characteristics of Functional Skills 
CHAPTER 8: Action Preparation 


Unit 3 Attention and Memory 
CHAPTER 9: Attention as a Limited Capacity Resource 
CHAPTER 10: Memory Components, Forgetting, and Strategies 


Unit 4 Introduction to Motor Skill Learning 
CHAPTER 11: Defining and Assessing Learning 
CHAPTER 12: The Stages of Learning 
CHAPTER 13: Transfer of Learning 


Unit 5 Instruction and Augmented Feedback 
CHAPTER 14: Demonstration and Verbal Instructions 
CHAPTER 15: Augmented Feedback 


Unit 6 Practice Conditions 
CHAPTER 16: Practice Variability and Specificity 
CHAPTER 17: The Amount and Distribution of Practice 
CHAPTER 18: Whole and Part Practice 
CHAPTER 19: Mental Practice 

About the Author

Richard Magill

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 Anderson

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 foundations. Dr. Anderson received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Professional Achievement and Growth from San Francisco State University. He is an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology and the former President of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. Among his other professional service activities he is an Associate Editor for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and he serves on the editorial boards of several journals focused on motor learning, control, and development.

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