Chapter 3_Motor Abilities

Chapter 3_Motor Abilities - Individual Differences and...

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Individual Differences and Motor Abilities Chapter 3
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Individual Differences Why do some people perform specific activities better than other people? Why does a great sprinter rarely (if ever) become a great distance runner?
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Studying Performance Experimental approach principles that influence all people in the same way Differential approach searches for factors that make people different from each other; people’s innate, stable, enduring abilities that are largely unmodified by practice
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Studying Performance Abilities Abilities are stable characteristics derived through genetics and maturation and are not affected greatly by practice. Examples are visual acuity, color vision, height, build, reaction time, manual dexterity, and kinesthetic awareness.
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Abilities 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 1 2 Strength Subject Pattern of Abilities RT Response Orientation Explosive Strength Manual Dexterity All people have abilities, but the strength of them varies among people. A combination of abilities is
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