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MOTOR LEARNING APPLIED TO SPORT

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by MARILYN COLBY

2nd edition, 208 pages, $21.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-290-3   Review Cart

Motor Learning Applied to Sport uses sport (competitive athletics) as the point of reference in the discussion of motor learning theories. The main themes of motor learning are discussed and organized in an outline form. An introduction to the history of motor learning is covered. A discussion of topics related to the individual performer, models and theories explaining skill acquisition and a discussion on the factors that influence performance are all discussed. At the beginning of each chapter are "key words" and "key topics" that the student should learn in that chapter.


CONTENTS

  • PART ONE

    Chapter 1 HISTORY OF MOTOR LEARNING
    Communication Theory
    Human Factors
    Neuromotor Control
    Physical Education and Psychology
    Summary

    Chapter 2 SCIENTIFIC METHOD

    Chapter 3 TERMS AND CONCEPTS
    Learning
    Performance
    Summary of Learning and Performance
    Closed and Open Skills
    Actions
    Movements and Motor Responses

    Chapter 4 SPORT AND TAST TAXONOMIES
    Sport Classification
    Skill Identification
    Task Taxonomies
    Discrete Serial and continuous Tasks
    Self-paced and Externally-paced Tasks
    Fine and Gross Motor Skills

    Chapter 5 MEASURING PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS
    Process and Product
    Measures of Process and Product
    Process -- Dynamic Performance Measures
    Task Outcome -- Static Performance Meaasures
    Type of Sport Score
    Suggestions for How to Measure Your Skill
    Speed-Power Form
    Base Level of Performance

  • PART TWO: THE PERFORMER

    Chapter 6 INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
    Ability
    Skill
    Psychological Factors

    Chapter 7 STAGES OF MOTOR LEARNING
    Cognitive Stage
    Associative Stage
    Autonomous Stage

    Chapter 8 SKILL ACQUISITION

    Skill Acquisition Model

    Chapter 9 THE MOVER
    Transport and Manipulation
    Orienting Postures

  • PART THREE: EXPLANATIONS, MODELS AND THEORIES

    Chapter 10 INFORMATION PROCESSING MODEL
    Sensory Input
    Perceptual Mechanism
    Translation Mechanism
    Effector Mechanism
    Motor Outcome
    Attention and Arousal
    Task Difficulty and the Information Processing Model (Perceptual Complexity, Complexity of the Motor Act, Complexity of Feedback)
    Sources of Error and the Information Processing Model (Perceptual Operations, Translation/Decision, Effector Mechanism)

    Chapter 11 CLOSED AND OPEN LOOP MODELS
    Cybernetic Model
    Open Loop Control Systems
    Adaptive Models (Hierarchical Model, Heterarchical Model, Robotics)
    Summary of the Unit

    Chapter 12 ATTENTION
    Selection Capacity

    Chapter 13 MEMORY OF MOVEMENT
    Introduction
    Memory Systems: Stages of Memory (Short-term Memory, Long-term Memory)
    Types of Memory (Declarative Knowledge, Procedural Knowledge, Procedural Memory, Semantic Memory, Episodic Memory)
    Summary

    Chapter 14 EXPLICIT/IMPLICIT MEMORY

    Chapter 15 FORGETTING

  • PART FOUR: PRACTICE: PRINCIPLES AND CONSIDERATIONS

    Chapter 16 ACQUISITION, RETENTION, AND TRANSFER APPLIED
    Acquisition
    Retention
    Transfer
    Summary

    Chapter 17 PRACTICE SESSIONS AND PHYSICAL SKILLS
    Number of Repetitions
    Distribution of Practice
    Task Difficulty
    Whole-or Part Learning
    Speed-Accuracy
    Fatigue
    Knowledge of Results/Performance
    Summary

    Chapter 18 PRACTICE SESSIONS AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SKILLS
    Effective of Mental Practice
    Factors Influencing Mental Practice
    Designing a Mental Practice Session
    Goal Setting

 

 

 

 

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