Studying the Perception-Action System as a Model System for Understanding Development

Studying the Perception-Action System as a Model System for Understanding Development

1st Edition - July 18, 2018

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  • Editor: Jodie M. Plumert
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128147634
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128147641

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Studying the Perception-Action System as a Model System for Understanding Development, Volume 55, the latest release in the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series, includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the field of development of the perception-action system, with an overarching theme of addressing how the development of the perception-action system is a useful model for understanding both typical and atypical development. Chapters in this latest release include discussions of Perception and Action, Exploration and Selection, and the Acquisition of Skills in Infancy, The Development of Object Fitting: The Dynamics of Spatial Coordination, Developmental Pathways of Change in Perceptual-Motor Learning, Timing Is Almost Everything: How Children Perceive and Act on Dynamic Affordances, Vision, Whole Body Coordinations, and the Development of Throwing, Action Errors: A Window into the Early Development of Perception-Action System, Are Different Actions Mediated by Distinct Systems of Knowledge in Infancy and Childhood?, Sensory-Motor Development as a Precursor to Cognition, and A Perception-Action Approach to Those with Developmental Coordination Disorder.

Key Features

  • Compiles contributions from leaders in research on the perception-action system
  • Contains theoretical contributions in the field of developmental psychology
  • Fills major gap in the literature on this topic

Readership

Academic audience comprised of educators and researchers in the fields of developmental psychology, cognitive/perceptual psychology, and developmental disabilities

Table of Contents

  • 1. How Perception and Action Fosters Exploration and Selection in Infant Skill Acquisition
    Daniela Corbetta, Abigail DiMercurio, Rebecca F. Wiener, John P. Connell and Matthew Clark
    2. The Development of Object Fitting: The Dynamics of Spatial Coordination 
    Jeffrey J. Lockman, Nicholas E. Fears and Wendy P. Jung
    3. The Development of Sensorimotor Intelligence in Infants
    Claes von Hofsten and Kerstin Rosander
    4. Are Different Actions Mediated by Distinct Systems of Knowledge in Infancy?
    Peter M. Vishton 
    5. Action Errors: A Window into the Early Development of Perception-Action System 
    Matthew J. Jiang and Karl S. Rosengren
    6. Timing Is Almost Everything: How Children Perceive and Act on Dynamic Affordances
    Jodie M.Plumert and Joseph K. Kearney
    7. Physical Growth, Body Scale, and Perceptual-Motor Development
    Karl M. Newell and Michael G. Wade
    8. A Perception-Action Approach  to Understanding Typical and Atypical Motor Development
    Jill Whitall and Jane E.Clark

Product details

  • No. of pages: 288
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: July 18, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128147634
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128147641

About the Serial Volume Editor

Jodie M. Plumert

Dr. Jodie M. Plumert received her B.A. in psychology from Kalamazoo College in 1985 and her PhD from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota in 1990. Her PhD thesis was supervised by the late Herbert L. Pick, Jr. She joined the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa in 1990, where she is now a professor and a Starch Faculty Fellow. She served as chair of the department from 2011-2017, and recently received the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence from the University of Iowa. She is an associate director of the Safety Research Using Simulation (SAFER-SIM) University Transportation Center at the University of Iowa. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS). She served on the executive board of APA Division 7 from 2004-2007 and as an associate editor of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (JECP) from 2007-2010. She now serves on the editorial boards of JECP and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, and on the Developmental Sciences College of Reviewers for the National Science Foundation. Her work focuses on the development of spatial memory and communication and on the role of immature perceptual-motor skills in unintentional childhood injuries. She co-directs the Hank Virtual Environments Laboratory, a state-of-the-art interdisciplinary laboratory that focuses on using virtual environments as laboratories for studying human behavior. She is one of a few researchers in the world with expertise in using immersive, interactive virtual reality technology to study how immature perceptual-motor skills put child cyclists and pedestrians at risk when crossing roads. This work has been published in both psychological science and computer science, and has received widespread media attention. She and her colleagues have received funding for this work from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Toyota Motor Company.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Starch Faculty Fellow, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, The University of Iowa, USA

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