Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach 10th Edition offers an overview to the study of changes in human movement across the lifespan. The book uses a wholistic approach and emphasizes the importance of intellectual, social and physical development and their impact on human motor development at all ages.
The tenth edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the most recent research and technology in human motor development. Organized into five sections, the book examines key topics in motor development including the relationship between cognitive and social development and motor development, factors affecting development, changes across the lifespan, and assessment in motor development.
Highly illustrated and written for student accessibility, Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach is essential reading for students of motor control and development, kinesiology, human performance, and students interested in physical therapy, physical education, and exercise science. The book also provides access to a fully updated companion website, which includes laboratory exercises, an instructors’ manual, a test bank, and lecture slides.
Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach takes an applied approach to examining fundamental movement skill acquisition leading up to childhood and provides relatable examples on how all domains of human development impact further development and/or inhibit development of movement skills across the lifespan. The textbook provides a foundation of understanding that can be utilized by undergraduate students pursuing professions in physical therapy, occupational, physical education, applied behaviour analysis, etc.
-Marquell Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Human Motor Development: A Lifespan Approach explores motor development as it relates to the other domains of human development – and it is the only book to do that! It is key to understanding how humans learn how to move in the context of their general development, and the importance of movement across the lifespan.
- Priscila Caçola, University of Texas at Arlington
1. Introduction to Motor Development
2. Cognitive and Motor Development
3. Social and Motor Development
4. Prenatal Development Factors
5. Effects of Early Stimulation and Deprivation
6. Growth and Maturation
7. Physiological Changes: Health-Related Physical Fitness
8. Movement and the Changing Senses
9. Infant Reflexes and Stereotypies
10. Voluntary Movements of Infancy
11. Fine Motor Development
12. Fundamental Locomotion Skills of Childhood
13. Fundamental Object-Control Skills of Childhood
14. Youth Sports
15. Movement in Adulthood