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Motor Learning and Performance Hardcover – 1 May 2004

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Richard A. Schmidt, PhD, is a principal scientist at Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles and a professor of psychology at the University of California. Dr. Schmidt has nearly 30 years' experience in this area and is known as one of the research leaders in motor behaviour. He has served as president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity and received the C.H. McCloy Research Lectureship from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Craig A. Wrisberg, PhD, is professor of motor behaviour and sports psychology at the University of Tennessee, where he has taught since 1974. A former president of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Dr. Wrisberg is a fellow of both the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Human Kinetics Publishers; 3rd edition (1 May 2004)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 536 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 073604566X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0736045667
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 28.58 x 3.18 x 21.59 cm
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Richard A. Schmidt, PhD (1941-2015) was a professor emeritus in the department of psychology at UCLA. At the time of his death, Schmidt ran his own business, Human Performance Research, conducting research and consulting in the area of human factors and human performance. Widely acknowledged as one of the leaders in research on motor behavior, he had more than 40 years of experience in the area of motor learning and performance.

The originator of both schema theory and impulse-variability theory (aka “Schmidt’s Law”), he founded the Journal of Motor Behavior in 1969 and was editor for 11 years. He authored the first edition of Motor Control and Learning in 1982 and the first edition of this book, Motor Learning and Performance, in 1991.

Schmidt was highly recognized for his contribution of a lifetime of research and writing. In recognition of his work, he received honorary doctorates from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium (in 1992) and the Université Joseph Fourier in France (in 1998). He was a longtime member of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA), where he served as president in 1982 and received the organization’s two highest honors: the Distinguished Scholar Award for lifetime contributions to research in motor control and learning (in 1992) and the President’s Award for significant contributions to the development and growth of NASPSPA (in 2013). He was also a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Psychonomic Society and received the C.H. McCloy Research Lectureship from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. His leisure-time passions included sailboat and Porsche racing.

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