Motor Learning and Control for Dance

Author: Krasnow, Donna
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 145045741X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Motor Learning and Control for Dance is the first textbook to blend dance science, somatic practices, and pedagogy and address motor learning theory from a dance perspective. It focuses on motor development, motor control, and motor learning while showcasing principles and practices for students and teachers.

Life Span Motor Development

Author: Kathleen Haywood
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736075527
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition," is the only introductory textbook to use the model of constraints approach in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span. This fully updated edition presents the principles of motor development in an accessible manner for readers with minimal movement science background.

Foundations of Kinesiology

Author: Oglesby
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284034852
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introduction to Kinesiology is committed to providing a solid introduction to the core foundations of kinesiology using a holistic, student-centered, and skill development approach. The text presents a unified view of the sub-disciplines of kinesiology so that each student can grow to appreciate the research and physical activity contributions that each area of expertise has to offer. Secondly, the learner-centered approach stresses the importance of active engagement and social interaction in the students’ own construction of knowledge, which fosters long-term retention of the content, increased motivation, higher achievement, greater school satisfaction, and ultimately better prepared graduates. Lastly, students will have the opportunity to develop the necessary skills, both academic and personal, to achieve their personal and professional goals while becoming advocates for meaningful physical activity and lifelong learning.

Motor Skills Acquisition in the First Year

Author: Lois Bly
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780127845524
Format: PDF
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Motor Skills Acquisition in the First Year is a descriptive presentation of normal motor development and skill acquisition during the first year of life. It gives a greater understanding of normal motor development and normal movement in infants, in order to treat infants with delayed or aberrant movements. The goal of this book is to inform and enhance knowledge, understanding, and observational skills in the assessment of normal motor development, and to present an analysis of the motor components that babies use to achieve each milestone normally. It provides a background for enlarging the scope of kinesiological analysis and will serve as a stimulus for others to further investigate and analyze the kinesiological aspects of motor development.

Sensory Motor Organizations and Development in Infancy and Early Childhood

Author: H. Bloch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400920717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the outcome of a Nato Workshop, held in France in July 1989. The workshop was organized to examine current ideas about sensory-motor organizations during human infancy and their development through early childhood. The study of sensory-motor development is experiencing a profound shift in scope, focus, methodology and theoretical foundations. Many of these changes are quite new and not yet well covered in the literature. We thought it would be useful for some of the leading researchers in this field to convene together and to compare notes, and collectively to establish future directions for the field. The reasons for a new conceptualization of sensory-motor development are no doubt numerous, but three are especially significant: 1. One concerns a shift from studying either sensory or motor processing to investigation of the relations between the two. 2. The second is connected to the new emphasis on action, and its implications for goal-directed and intentional behaviour extending over time. 3. Lastly, new theories and methodologies provide access to new tools for studying and conceptualizing the developmental process. 1.-One of the most enduring legacies of the behaviorist perspective has been a focus on the stimulus and the response to the exclusion of the relation between them (Pick, 1989). Historically, this bias translated into a research agenda in which the investigator was concerned with either perceptual or motor competence, but rarely the relation between them.

Handbook of Intraindividual Variability Across the Life Span

Author: Manfred Diehl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136285229
Format: PDF, ePub
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Intraindividual variability (IIV) of human development and behavior across the entire life-span is explored in this new book. Leading researchers summarize recent findings on the extent, role, and function of IIV in human development with a focus on how, when, and why individuals change over time. The latest theoretical, methodological, and technological advances are reviewed. The book explores the historical and theoretical background and challenges of IIV research along with its role and function in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Edited to maximize consistency and accessibility, each chapter includes an introduction and a review of the research and most explore future directions, new theoretical developments, and conclusions and implications. Readers are shown that by focusing on the individual as a unit of analysis across different time scales, conditions, and situations, researchers can effectively demonstrate behavioral and developmental regularities at different points of the life-span. As such this book is a must have for anybody interested in IIV research. The book explores: -New designs and methods for the analysis of intensive repeated measures data. -The importance of real-time data for more time sensitive and ecologically valid measurements. -The role and function of intraindividual variability in behavior and development across the life-span -- from infancy to later life. -Numerous examples of how intraindividual variability research is conducted. -Topics and findings that are commonly treated in disparate bodies of literature from various disciplines. Part 1 provides a historical, conceptual, and methodological overview of the study of intraindividual variability (IIV). IIV during childhood and adolescence and its application in the investigation of development of language acquisition, infant-parent interactions, development of motor skills, cognitive development, mood regulation, and identity development are examined in Part 2. Part 3 focuses on IIV during adult development, including its use in neuropsychological functioning and attention and in personality development and mood regulation. IIV in the context of adults’ health behavior is also reviewed. Part 4 examines the key issues and challenges of IIV research in human development such as whether IIV in adult development is an indicator of vulnerability or resilience, the association between short-term IIV and long-term developmental change, and multiple time-scale design and analysis. The volume concludes with a look at the future of intraindividual variation analysis. Intended for advanced students and researchers in developmental psychology across the life-span, social, personality, and health psychology, as well as sociology, family studies, gerontology, education, and medicine, interested in intraindividual variability of behavior and its role in human development, this book also serves as a text for graduate courses on longitudinal analysis, multilevel modeling, and/or (advanced) data analysis offered in these departments. Knowledge in human development or life course sociology and graduate-level statistics is recommended.

Statistical Analysis of Human Growth and Development

Author: Yin Bun Cheung
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439871566
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Statistical Analysis of Human Growth and Development is an accessible and practical guide to a wide range of basic and advanced statistical methods that are useful for studying human growth and development. Designed for nonstatisticians and statisticians new to the analysis of growth and development data, the book collects methods scattered throughout the literature and explains how to use them to solve common research problems. It also discusses how well a method addresses a specific scientific question and how to interpret and present the analytic results. Stata is used to implement the analyses, with Stata codes and macros for generating example data sets, a detrended Q-Q plot, and weighted maximum likelihood estimation of binary items available on the book’s CRC Press web page. After reviewing research designs and basic statistical tools, the author discusses the use of existing tools to transform raw data into analyzable variables and back-transform them to raw data. He covers regression analysis of quantitative, binary, and censored data as well as the analysis of repeated measurements and clustered data. He also describes the development of new growth references and developmental indices, the generation of key variables based on longitudinal data, and the processes to verify the validity and reliability of measurement tools. Looking at the larger picture of research practice, the book concludes with coverage of missing values, multiplicity problems, and multivariable regression. Along with two simulated data sets, numerous examples from real experimental and observational studies illustrate the concepts and methods. Although the book focuses on examples of anthropometric measurements and changes in cognitive, social-emotional, locomotor, and other abilities, the ideas are applicable to many other physical and psychosocial phenomena, such as lung function and depressive symptoms.

LRFD Steel Design Using Advanced Analysis

Author: W.F. Chen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849374326
Format: PDF
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LRFD Steel Design Using Advanced Analysis uses practical advanced analysis to produce almost identical member sizes to those of the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) method. The main advantage of the advanced analysis method is that tedious and sometimes confusing separate member capacity checks encompassed by the AISC-LRFD specification equations are not necessary. Advanced analysis can sufficiently capture the limit state strength and stability of a structural system and its individual member directly. While the use of elastic analysis is still the norm in engineering practice, a new generation of codes is expected to adopt the advanced analysis methodology in the near future, leading to significant savings in design effort. In recent years, the continued rapid development in computer hardware and software, coupled with an increased understanding of structural behavior, has made it feasible to adopt the advanced analysis techniques for design office use. Drs. Chen and Kim, both experienced and respected engineers, contribute their expertise to this text, which is intended for both the graduate student and the practicing engineer. Previous knowledge of the subject is not necessary, but familiarity with methods of elastic analysis and conventional LRFD design is expected. The advanced analysis in the book is presented in a practical and simple manner, with attention directed to both analysis and design, emphasizing the direct use of the methods in engineering practice. This is a great introduction to an exciting new trend in structural engineering!

Advanced Strength and Conditioning

Author: Anthony Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134880626
Format: PDF, Docs
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Becoming an effective strength and conditioning practitioner requires the development of a professional skills set and a thorough understanding of the scientific basis of best practice. Aimed at advanced students and beginning practitioners, this book explores the latest scientific evidence and applies it to exercise selection and programming choices across the full range of functional areas in strength and conditioning, from strength and power to speed and agility. With coverage of data analysis and performance feedback, both vital skills for the contemporary strength and conditioning coach, this concise but sophisticated textbook is the perfect bridge from introductory study to effective professional practice. Written by experts with experience in a wide variety of sports, its chapters are enhanced by extensive illustrations and address key topics such as: fitness testing and data analysis developing strength and power motor skill acquisition and development strategies for competition priming monitoring training load, fatigue and recovery. Advanced Strength and Conditioning: An Evidence-based Approach is a valuable resource for all advanced students and practitioners of strength and conditioning and fitness training.