Journal of Motor Learning and Development Online Subscription
Journal of Motor Learning and Development (JMLD) aims to advance the understanding of movement skill acquisition and change across the life span with research related to the learning or relearning of skills in individuals with various movement-related abilities and disabilities.
Journal of Motor Learning and Development (JMLD) aims to advance the understanding of movement skill acquisition and change across the life span. It provides a platform for innovative, peer-reviewed research related to factors that influence the learning, relearning, and development of skills in individuals with various levels of movement-related abilities and disabilities. JMLD features high-quality studies that offer insight into the assessment of motor skills and their change over time and the training or therapeutic interventions that promote motor proficiency or reduce deficits and decline in any age group. Research that crosses traditional divides in physical, cognitive, and social domains in motor learning and development is especially encouraged.
JMLD publishes original articles, including short reports, reviews, perspectives, and studies using experimental and nonexperimental designs, as well as psychological, neuroscientific, physiological, and biomechanical analyses that consider the various dimensions of movement learning and development. Research using methods appropriate for applied research, such as field studies, observational analysis, and qualitative data, are also considered.
Previous articles have addressed a variety of issues, including effects of attentional focus on the learning of movement form in golf, influences of social-comparative feedback and conceptions of ability on learning in children and adults, developmental changes in postural-manual integration, body schema disturbance in adolescence, end-state comfort effect in children, assessment of children at risk for developmental coordination disorders, and optimal age for learning to swim.
For individual subscribers, JMLD is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the JMLD website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Daniela Corbetta, PhD, is the editor in chief of Journal of Motor Learning and Development. She is a professor in the department of psychology and the director of the Infant Perception-Action Laboratory at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She received her PhD in developmental psychology at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, her native country. She subsequently completed two postdocs funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The first one took her to the department of medicine at the University of Leuven in Brussels, Belgium, for a year to study brain-related movement disorders. She completed her second postdoc with Esther Thelen at Indiana University for five years. In 1995, she took a faculty position in the department of health and kinesiology at Purdue University and in 2005 moved to her current position.
Dr. Corbetta’s research focuses on the development of goal-directed movements in young infants. Her work aims to uncover the developmental processes underlying the emergence and progression of infant reaching. She has studied how an infant learns to control the arm in order to bring it to a desired target object, has investigated how repeated experience and exposure to objects can alter the developmental course of reaching, and has documented how other emerging motor skills such as crawling and walking interact with the organization and laterality of infant reaching movements. More recently, she has begun addressing how underlying neural processes reorganize during transitions in infant reaching and began to investigate how visual attention can alter the planning and execution of goal-directed movements in infants by using eye-tracking technology.
Dr. Corbetta has 57 publications, many of which are the product of extensive longitudinal studies. She has presented more than 80 papers at professional meetings and given nearly 40 invited presentations at workshops and academic institutions in nine countries. She is the president-elect of NASPSPA, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, has been the associate editor of the Journal of Motor Learning and Development, and is an associate editor of Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology (a specialty of Frontiers in Psychology). She has served on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology, Infancy, Infant and Child Development, and Developmental Psychobiology. Dr. Corbetta has received the NIH, NSF, and foreign grants and has served on a NIH/NICHD study section. She has been a member of NASPSPA since 1992.