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This custom e-book is a unique compilation of chapters from two key texts in the motor development field.
Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition, takes the model of constraints (or dynamical systems) approach in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span. Students are encouraged to observe and examine how the interactions of the individual, environment, and task affect changes in a person’s movements. The principles of motor development are presented in a clear and accessible manner so that even readers with minimal movement science background will comprehend the material.
Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity, Second Edition, combines the expertise of three of the world’s foremost authorities on children’s growth and development. They address introductory concepts, prenatal growth and functional development, and postnatal growth.
From Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition
Part I. Introduction to Motor Development Chapter 1. Fundamental Concepts Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives in Motor Development
Part II. Physical Growth and Aging Chapter 5. Development and Aging of Body Systems
Part III. Development of Motor Skills Across the Life Span Chapter 6. Early Motor Development
Part IV. Perceptual Motor Development Chapter 10. Sensory-Perceptual Development Chapter 11. Perception and Action in Development
From Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity, Second Edition
Part I. Introduction Chapter 2. Prenatal Growth and Functional Development
Part II. Postnatal Growth Chapter 3. Somatic Growth Chapter 5. Body Composition Chapter 6. Bone Tissue in Skeletal Growth and Body Composition Chapter 7. Skeletal Muscle Tissue Chapter 8. Adipose Tissue
Authors of Life Span Motor Development, Fifth Edition
Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is a professor and associate dean for graduate education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, where she researches life span motor development and teaches courses in motor behavior and development, sport psychology, and biomechanics. She earned her PhD in motor behavior from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976.
Haywood is a fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD). She is also a recipient of AAHPERD’s Mabel Lee Award. In addition, Haywood has served as president of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and as chairperson of the Motor Development Academy of AAHPERD.
Nancy Getchell, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware in Newark. She has taught courses in motor development, motor control and learning, research methods, and women in sport, and for nearly 20 years has focused her research on motor development. Getchell currently serves as section editor for the Growth and Motor Development Section of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. She is a member of the North American Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the International Society of Motor Control, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Getchell has also served as the chairperson of the AAHPERD Motor Development and Learning Academy. In 2001, Getchell was the recipient of the Lolas E. Halverson Young Investigators Award in motor development. She earned a PhD in kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1996.
Authors of Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity, Second Edition
Robert M. Malina, PhD, FACSM, earned a doctoral degree in physical education from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. He earned honorary degrees from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium and the Academy of Physical Education, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He was a professor of kinesiology and anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin from 1967 to 1995 and then moved to a similar position in kinesiology and anthropology at Michigan State University. Dr. Malina retired from Michigan State University in the summer of 2002. He currently is a research professor at Tarleton State University at Stephenville, Texas, and a research associate at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Michigan State University.
Professor Malina served as editor in chief of the American Journal of Human Biology (1990-2002), editor of the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology (1980-1986), and section editor for growth and development for Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (1981-1999) and Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (1981-1993). He also serves on the editorial boards of 13 journals in the sport sciences and biological anthropology.
Claude Bouchard, PhD, FACSM, is the executive director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the George A. Bray chair in nutrition. He holds a BPed from Laval University, an MSc in exercise physiology from the University of Oregon at Eugene, and a PhD in population genetics from the University of Texas at Austin. His research deals with the genetics of adaptation to exercise and to nutritional interventions as well as the genetics of obesity and its comorbidities. He has authored or coauthored several books and more than 800 scientific papers. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recieved an honorary doctoral degree in science from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 1998. In 2001, he became a member of the Order of Canada as well as professor emeritus of the faculty of medicine at Laval University. Dr. Bouchard is a former president of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and the president of the International Association for the Study of Obesity (2002-2006).
Oded Bar-Or, MD, FACSM, is professor of pediatrics and founder and director of the Children’s Exercise and Nutrition Centre at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His 35-year research and clinical career has focused on the effects of physical activity and inactivity on the health, well-being, and performance of healthy children and those with disease. His work has been widely published. During his career, he served as president of the Canadian Association of Sports Sciences, vice president of the American College of Sports Medicine, and president of the International Council for Physical Fitness Research. In 2000, the University of Blaise Pascal in France awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. He also received the Honor Award of the North American Society for Pediatric Medicine in 1998 and the Citation Award of the ACSM in 1997.