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Ch 66: Principles of Motor Development, Learning & Control

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Watch the video lessons in this chapter to explore motor development, learning and control principles. Learn about the types of motor skills and the impact of aging on sensory perception.

Principles of Motor Development, Learning & Control - Chapter Summary

This chapter's video lessons will refresh your knowledge of motor development, learning and control; they might also teach you some concepts or terms you haven't come across before. Our professional instructors cover motor skill development, early brain development and learning methods. You'll also take a look at some of the motor changes that affect people later in life. Once you've viewed all of the lessons, you should be prepared to:

  • Describe sensory and motor development in the first two years of life
  • Distinguish between fine and gross motor skills
  • Explain the causes of motor and sensory changes in late adulthood
  • Give examples of observational learning
  • Define complex behavior

We strive to make learning a simplified process that is engaging and convenient. Watch our short video lessons and use the video tags to review key concepts. All of the lessons include transcripts, and many of them also have links to text lessons containing additional information about major terms. To check your understanding of motor development, learning and control, take the self-assessment quizzes accompanying each lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 66: Principles of Motor Development, Learning & Control
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Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

1. Motor, Sensory & Brain Development in the First Two Years of Life

Babies grow and change so much in the first two years of life, and many of those changes are directly tied to the brain and its key functions. In this lesson, we'll look at brain, motor and sensory development in infants.

What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

2. What Are Gross Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Gross motor skills allow children to control those body movements that require the use of large muscles in the legs, arms, and torso. Learn more about gross motor skills from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

3. What Are Fine Motor Skills in Children? - Development, Definition & Examples

Think of toddlers at a daycare, or the young actors in the movie 'The Kindergarten Cop.' What comes to mind? Is it small children doing arts and crafts or possibly running around with scissors? These are examples of fine motor skills, which children should develop around this age.

Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood

4. Sensory and Motor Changes in Late Adulthood

As people age, their senses change and dull. But why does this happen? In this lesson, we'll examine the changes in the brain and nervous system that cause a decline in sensory perception in later life.

Observational Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples

5. Observational Learning: Definition, Theory & Examples

Observational learning goes on around us everyday. In this lesson, you will learn to identify the four steps in observational learning by examining a normal event. Test your understanding with the short quiz at the end.

Complex Behavior: Definition & Learning

6. Complex Behavior: Definition & Learning

What do behavioral psychology and Rube Goldberg machines have in common? Find out in this lesson! Explore some basic tenets of behavior and look at examples of complex behavior.

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