Motor control, motor learning and the acquisition of skill: historical trends and future directions

Glencross, D. J., Whiting, H. T. A. J. and Abernethy, B. (1994) Motor control, motor learning and the acquisition of skill: historical trends and future directions. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 25 1: 32-52.

Author Glencross, D. J.
Whiting, H. T. A. J.
Abernethy, B.
Title Motor control, motor learning and the acquisition of skill: historical trends and future directions
Journal name International Journal of Sport Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0047-0767
Publication date 1994-01-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 32
End page 52
Total pages 21
Place of publication Rome, Italy
Publisher Edizioni Luigi Pozzi
Language eng
Abstract This paper is a commentary on the current conflict and debate between the prescriptive or computational approach and the dynamic, emergent properties approach to motor control and skilled behaviour in sport in general. In particular, it draws attention to the dearth of research into motor learning and the acquisition of human (motor) skills, and reviews the possible reasons for this. It reviews briefly these two theoretical domains to determine their emphasis and potential contribution to motor learning (as opposed to motor control) and to the wider field, the acquisition of human skill. It is concluded that the integrated development of both approaches is judicious and will provide the necessary emphasis to questions and issues about learning and the acquisition of skill.
Keyword Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism
Psychology
Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Sport Sciences
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Psychology
Sport Sciences
HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, SPORT & TOURISM
PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
SPORT SCIENCES
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences -- Publications
 
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