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 holistic 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 parts, 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.

Part I

1. Introduction to Motor Development

2. Cognitive and Motor Development

3. Social and Motor Development

Part II

4. Prenatal Development Factors

5. Effects of Early Stimulation and Deprivation

Part III

6. Growth and Maturation

7. Physiological Changes: Health-Related Physical Fitness

8. Movement and the Changing Senses

Part IV

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

Part V

16. Assessment