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Motor Learning and Performance With Web Study Guide - 4th Edition: A Situation-Based Learning Approach Hardcover – October 19, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0736069649 ISBN-10: 073606964X Edition: 4th
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Richard A. Schmidt, PhD, heads his own consulting firm, Human Performance Research, in Marina del Rey, California, where he researches issues in human performance, human factors, and ergonomics. He is also a professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California at Los Angeles. Known as one of the research leaders in motor behavior, Dr. Schmidt has 35 years of experience and has published widely in his field.

The originator of schema theory, Dr. Schmidt founded the Journal of Motor Behavior and was its editor for 11 years. He authored the first edition of Motor Control and Learning in 1982 and Motor Learning and Performance in 1991, and he has since followed up with new editions of both books.

Dr. Schmidt is a member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Psychonomic Society. He has received honorary doctorates from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and Université Joseph Fourier in France for contributions to his research field. Dr. Schmidt has served as president of NASPSPA, and he received the C.H. McCloy Research Lectureship from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Craig A. Wrisberg, PhD, is a professor of sport psychology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he has taught since 1977. During the past 30 years Wrisberg has published more than 90 refereed research articles and book chapters on the topics of anticipation and timing in performance, knowledge of results and motor learning, and the role of cognitive strategies in sport performance. His book Skill Instruction for Coaches is one of the volumes included in the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) Silver Level sport science curriculum. He earned his PhD with a specialization in motor learning from the University of Michigan and has focused his teaching, research, mentoring, and consulting in the field of applied motor learning and sport psychology.

A former president of both the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Wrisberg is a fellow of AASP as well as the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. In 1982 he received the Brady Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 1994 the Chancellor's Award for Research and Creative Achievement, both from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

In addition to his teaching and research, Wrisberg provides performance consulting for college and professional athletes in a variety of sports. In his work with athletes, he applies many of the concepts and principles covered in this edition of Motor Learning and Performance using the situation-based learning approach on a consistent basis.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 4 edition (October 19, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 073606964X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0736069649
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mlg on September 10, 2011
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This textbook has a poor format. There are very distracting boxed off sections of the book. There are questions asked throughout the book in some of these boxes and the answers are not clear. There are an incredible number of terms to learn and no good method to learn them, no quiz, no feedback. There are essay questions at the end of the chapters, and no answers to those questions in the back, so, you are never quite sure if you are 'getting it". The book comes with a web page for support, but it too is poorly designed and not worth the added cost if you buy the book used. Overall I give this book a D+.
I am glad I was able to purchase this textbook through Amazon, the college bookstore wanted $40. more for it.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Patricia L. McDiarmid on July 24, 2007
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Having recently been assigned to teach a motor learning course this fall, I obtained, read, and have adopted this text for my course. The problem-based approach is helpful in making the connection between theory and application. The authors should try to put diagrams on the page which discusses them as it is sometimes confusing trying to examine them while reading the paragraphs related to the figures and tables being referenced. Ancillary materials for instructors should be expanded and I understand that the 4th edition is supposed to be ready for release in November with PowerPoints, test questions, etc. available for instructors who adopt the book. This will be GREATLY appreciated.
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By M. Antonini on October 21, 2013
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Good book, I like the way it is laid out, and I like that the pages are not shiny so no glare from over head lights. A little dry, and some unnecessary fillers but what textbook does not have that.
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Excellent learning book.
Easy to read and explains the topics in an understandable way.
Explains the "why's" and not only the "how's".
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By D. Marsh on December 30, 2014
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Great resource and very informative for my degree
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By Billy on August 21, 2014
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Great text for learning about motor learning.
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