Life Span Motor Development, Sixth Edition With Web Study Guide, uses the model of constraints in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span. Focusing on assessment more heavily than previous editions, this updated edition encourages students to examine how the interactions of the individual, environment, and task bring about changes in a person’s movements. The principles of motor development are presented in an accessible manner so that even readers with minimal movement science background will comprehend the material.
A key component of the sixth edition is an improved web study guide featuring revised lab activities and better functionality. New to this edition, lab activity record sheets and questions are available as fillable documents so that students can complete and submit them electronically, resulting in increased efficiency and reduced paperwork for instructors. In several labs, guided assessments teach students to observe video and categorize movements accurately. These assessments cue students to look at particular parts of the movement and guide students through questions, answers, and feedback. Then students are provided opportunities for unguided assessments via video clips or live observation, putting into practice what they have learned in the guided assessments. There are also over 100 new video clips in the web study guide, including a comprehensive video diary of the motor development milestones in the first nine months of a baby’s life.
Part I. Introduction to Motor Development
Chapter 1. Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2. Theoretical Perspectives in Motor Development
Chapter 3. Principles of Motion and Stability
Part II. Physical Growth and Aging
Chapter 4. Physical Growth, Maturation, 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
Chapter 7. Development of Human Locomotion
Chapter 8. Development of Ballistic Skills
Chapter 9. Development of Manipulative Skills
Part IV. Perceptual-Motor Development
Chapter 10. Sensory-Perceptual Development
Chapter 11. Perception and Action in Development
Part V. Functional Constraints to Motor Development
Chapter 12. Social and Cultural Constraints in Motor Development
Chapter 13. Psychosocial Constraints in Motor Development
Chapter 14. Knowledge as a Functional Constraint in Motor Development
Part VI. Interaction of Exercise Task and Structural Constraints
Chapter 15. Development of Cardiorespiratory Endurance
Chapter 16. Development of Strength and Flexibility
Chapter 17. Development of Body Composition
Chapter 18. Conclusion: Interactions Among Constraints
Kathleen M. Haywood, PhD, is a professor and associate dean for academic programs at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, where she has researched life span motor development and taught 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 National Academy of Kinesiology and the Research Consortium of the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE). She is also a recipient of SHAPE’s Mabel Lee Award. Haywood has served as president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and as chairperson of the Motor Development Academy of SHAPE.
Haywood is also the coauthor of four editions of Archery: Steps to Success and of Teaching Archery: Steps to Success, published by Human Kinetics. She resides in Saint Charles, Missouri, and in her free time enjoys fitness training, tennis, and dog training.
Nancy Getchell, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware in Newark. For nearly 30 years, Getchell has investigated developmental motor control and coordination in children with and without disabilities. She teaches courses in motor development, motor control and learning, research methods, and women in sport.
Getchell is a professional member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, the International Society of Motor Control, and the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. She is a research fellow for the Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). From 2005 to 2009, Getchell served as editor for the Growth and Motor Development section of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. Getchell has also served as the chairperson of the AAHPERD Motor Development and Learning Academy.
Getchell obtained her PhD from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1996 in kinesiology with a specialization in motor development. In 2001, Getchell was the recipient of the Lolas E. Halverson Young Investigators Award in motor development.
Getchell resides in Wilmington, Delaware, where she enjoys hiking, geocaching, and bicycling.