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1 Motor Development Chapter 5 Part 1 “I stand in awe of my body.” -Henry David Thoreau Dynamic Systems Theory Infants’ motor skills develop by conjunction of environment and maturation control Physical capabilities Infant’s goal Acceptable environment Try out new movements feedback Changing features of the environment changes behavioral responses Affordance fit between physical capabilities and the environment Need experience to gauge affordances
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2 Newborn Physical Capabilities Reflexes Rooting, sucking, grasping, stepping, swimming, tonic neck, Moro, Babinski Motor Development Simple control systems of action Developmental norms Developmental norms Gross motor milestones Walkers need sensory feedback to learn Social & cognitive implications
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 340 taught by Professor Vonspeigal during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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