Motor Control and Learning: A Behavioral Emphasis 5th edition

Author: Schmidt, Richard A.


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  • ISBN: 9780736079617
  • Author: Schmidt, Richard A.
  • Publ Date: 2011-03-30
  • Edition: 5
  • Pages: 592
  • Imprint: HUMAN KINETICS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 250273

Table of Contents :

Chapter 1. Evolution of a Field of Study; Chapter 2. Methodology for Studying; Chapter 3. Human Information Processing; Chapter 4. Attention and Performance; Chapter 5. Sensory Contributions to Motor Control; Chapter 6. Central Contributions to Motor Control; Chapter 7. Principles of Speed and Accuracy; Chapter 8. Coordination; Chapter 9. Individual Differences and Capabilities; Chapter 10. Motor Learning Concepts and Research Methods.


This book is significantly updated with current research, new learning features and more references. This outstanding introduction to the field focuses on motor behaviour that can be observed directly as well as the many factors that affect the quality of these performances and the ease with which they can be learned. This long-awaited new edition frames the important issues, theories, people and research from the field in a reader-friendly way, giving students a clear introduction to the most current information available. Schmidt and Lee, respected researchers and authors have refreshed this classic and comprehensive text.

Author Biography:

Richard Schmidt, is professor emeritus in the department of psychology at UCLA. Dr. Schmidt has more than 35 years' experience in this area and has published widely. Timothy Lee, is a professor in the department of kinesiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He has published extensively in motor behaviour and psychology journals since 1979.


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